A trip to historic and fascinating Cambodia can be a whirlwind of sensations: from the mystic temples and the vibrant cities to the dramatic countryside – not to mention the country’s tragic past – there is a lot to take in. But a well-balanced itinerary covering the numerous historic and spiritual marvels, combined with a […]
A land with a fascinating and sometimes tragic history, Bangladesh is an undiscovered travel gem still well off the beaten tourist trail and yet home to so many cultural treasures just waiting to be uncovered. Historically passed through the hands of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists, it was later part of Bengal under British Indian rule, […]
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 […]
Discover the land where ancient Asia meets European elegance. Laos is a country steeped in fascinating indigenous history, whose Buddhist stupas and temples imbue the horizon with glitter and gold and crumbling-but-never-faded grandeur. Meanwhile, thanks to colonization, the landscape of its cities incorporates flavors of the French, creating a multi-cultural and architectural mix. Embark on […]
Just one day to spend in alluring Bangkok? No problem. We run down the must-see, -do and -stay of this stunning city for an utterly unforgettable 24 hours. For travelers en route to far flung and distant destinations, the stopover can be a necessary and often tiresome part of the bargain. But in Southeast Asia, […]
Whether your trip to Sri Lanka includes the stunning beaches in the south, the lush highlands terraced with tea plantations or a wildlife safari in one of its national parks, it’s worth making the effort to venture into the country’s heart to explore the Cultural Triangle to get a deeper sense of history.
Home to one of the wonders of the world, not to mention several others that could arguably be considered for the big seven, Siem Reap, Cambodia is packed with sites of interest that may seem daunting to navigate.
Located at the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Nyang rivers, Shigatse is the ideal spot to overnight on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu…
As South Korean food, music and culture permeate around the globe, more and more people are waking up to the charms of this delightfully surprising country…
Despite its popularity, Inle Lake, in Shan State, is one of my favorite places in Myanmar. Here are some of my favorite experiences in the Inle Lake area, where it’s possible to discover a much more authentic Burmese culture.