Videos

Discovering Jeju by Drone

Jeju isn’t your average Asian island getaway: volcanic geography, cool waters, and Korean charm, all of which can be experienced from the air.

Cutting the Cord: Finding Peace in the Mongolian Altai

Flying over vast, rolling steppe for three and a half hours without seeing anything so much as a village, let alone a city, is a powerful reminder that Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.

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.

Good vs Evil: Malaysia’s Thaipusam Festival

Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to witness the Thaipusam festival in full swing, at one of the world’s most revered Hindu shrines outside of India: the Batu Caves.

A Day in Brunei – the Smiling Sultanate

Brunei may not be the most exciting destination with no bars or nightlife, but for a short visit it offers plenty to do and see and its people are amongst Asia’s friendliest.

The Road to Heaven’s Gate: Ha Giang, Vietnam

In the northernmost nether regions of Vietnam exists a remote destination that has been open to tourism for a mere six years – Ha Giang, a region virtually untouched by the harmful effects of mass tourism and big industries.

In the Shadow of the Seven Bulls: Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol is unlike any other part of Kyrgyzstan. Its scenery, its diversity of people, its attractions, and even its cuisine are all unique and have a wonderfully authentic feel. And after my kitschy Issyk Kul lake experience, unique and authentic were two traits I was craving.

A Walk Around Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

High in the Tien Shan mountain range sits the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. The city is young, and as such, has limited historic sites. I recently visited on a trip through Kyrgyzstan, and had a chance to explore the city for myself.

A Whale of a Time in Trincomalee

Having come a long way from its turbulent past, Trincomalee’s beaches, cultures, and accommodations are improving, returning to the halcyon days of the Tamil kings.