Remote Lands

Adventure

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman

As the sunrise woke me, I got my first glimpse of Oman. The contrasting view of the beach below and the rocky Al Hajar mountains was a fitting introduction to a journey that would take me all over the diverse terrains of this fascinating country.

Boys’ Trip in Papua New Guinea

Boys’ Trip in Papua New Guinea

Planning an adventurous getaway with the guys? Looking for a destination to challenge and amaze you? Why not get off the beaten path and check out one of the most untouched and exciting places in the world: Papua New Guinea. Discover the rural highlands, tribal communities and rare wildlife of this culturally diverse and unexplored […]

7 Reasons to put Uzbekistan on your “Go Now” list

7 Reasons to put Uzbekistan on your “Go Now” list

Thanks to a long history of occupation by rising and falling empires, Uzbekistan has accrued fascinating layers of ancient, historic and modern cultures, which today lie side by side. From Bukhara to Khiva, Uzbek cities are filled with stunningly-preserved or wonderfully-crumbling architecture, sacred places of worship and formidable edifices of defence, bustling bazaars and peaceful […]

Off the Grid in Kazakhstan

Off the Grid in Kazakhstan

For intrepid explorers looking for rugged scenery, unchartered waters, adventure, thrills and spills, there is no better place to go off the grid and into the wild than on the diverse terrains of fascinating Kazakhstan. An unsung hero of central Asia, its rarely-trodden trails are packed with opportunities for exploration and discovery. From historic cities […]

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal

25 million years old, and more than 5,500 feet deep, Baikal is the deepest and purest lake on the planet, and home to 20% of its fresh water. As culturally significant as it is scenically dramatic, its shores are considered hallowed places by those who call it home.

The Best Hiking in Nepal

The Best Hiking in Nepal

  Nepal is a country of hidden mysteries, from its remote ancient temples to its insurmountable peaks. Alluring and exotic, the nation draws visitors to the beautiful cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara and on into the verdant valleys and foothills of the Himalayas for the matchless scenery and wildlife. What better way to explore this […]

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

Deep in the remote hills of the Chin State, tribes of tattooed women inhabit villages. Visiting this far-flung corner of Myanmar is like traveling back in time, but it’s very apparent that society is changing rapidly. As Chin State is becoming more connected to the rest of Myanmar, local tradition is dying. The Chin people are known for their animist ways of life.

Into the Altai Mountains: An Epic Siberian Road Trip

Into the Altai Mountains:  An Epic Siberian Road Trip

After exploring the charming Siberian cities of Tomsk and Novosibirsk for a day apiece, I prepared to plunge deep into the Altai mountains, a majestic range that runs along the borders of Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan.

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