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Take the High Road

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Located hard by the border with Russia, Khinaliq village is the end-point for one of Azerbaijan’s most spectacular road trips.

Barely-Charted Heights

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Inaccessible for much of the year, the village of Juta in Georgia’s Sno Valley is a portal to some of the most impressive scenery in the Caucasus.

Java Script

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Duncan Forgan’s interest is peaked as he discovers an activity at the height of fashion: scaling Indonesia’s mountains.

Coast with the Most

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The eastern seaboard of the UAE abounds with scenic splendor, cultural weight and some of the best beaches in the area. Duncan Forgan takes his bucket and spade.

Myths and Bliss

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There’s are more layers to Langkawi — one of Malaysia’s most visually stunning island destinations — than meets the eye

Fabulous Fortresses

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Visitors can find compelling insight into Vietnam’s colorful history at majestic ruined citadels throughout the nation.

Northern Exposure

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Remote and subject to harsh Himalayan weather conditions, Spiti Valley was the desolate main link between Tibet and India for centuries. Its seclusion has helped preserve the authenticity of one of the world’s most threatened cultures

Dhow and Zen

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Projecting into the Strait of Hormuz and indented by fjord-like inlets called khors, Oman’s remote Musandam Peninsula is one of the best places in the Middle East to kick back on a boat. By Duncan Forgan

Head for heights

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Located near the border with Tajikistan, the Alai Valley in Kyrgyzstan offers wilderness trekking and inspiring vistas of the High Pamir

Peak Performer

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Scaling Mount Kinabalu remains one of the region’s most popular active adventures. Duncan Forgan pits his calf muscles to the test on the slopes of Southeast Asia’s highest mountain

Wild Wild West

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Nestled near the border with Myanmar, Sangkhlaburi offers fascinating cultural juxtapositions as well as some of Thailand’s impressive scenery

Alinja Castle: The Machu Picchu of the Caucasus?

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In a remote corner of Azerbaijan, a ruined crag-top castle site is so dramatic that it’s often compared to the far more famous lost city of the Incas.