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PNG Projects Open Travel Opportunities for Mount Hagen

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Airport upgrades and roadworks are making it easier to get to Papua New Guinea’s famous cultural festival in Mount Hagen.

What to Do North of Luang Prabang

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Northern Laos has more pleasures than those tucked away in Luang Prabang, including hill tribes, river kayaking, and inspiring hikes.

Luxury Camping at Nagaland’s Festival of Festivals

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The Hornbill Festival in Nagaland brings together 16 tribes for a week of celebrations, understanding, and culture, and there’s no better way to experience this yearly revelry than from a luxury camp.

Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State

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In the remote hills of the Chin State, tribes of tattooed women inhabit the villages, and as the area becomes more and more connected to the rest of Myanmar, local traditions are dying out

Face to Face with the Tribes of Phongsali

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Phongsali in Northern Laos is beautiful and fascinating, as are the people I was lucky enough to meet here. They gave me an extraordinary insight into their lives, leaving me with exceptional experiences and vivid memories.

On the Tribal Trail in Luang Namtha

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In the indigenous Lao people is where the country’s true beauty lies and they define the region as well as its pristine mountainous and landlocked landscapes

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

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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.

Discovering the Tribes of Loikaw

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A short flight from Yangon sits the very traditional Loikaw, one of the best places to head in Southeast Asia for a window into authentic tribal life. I was the very first foreign visitor to some of Loikaw’s more remote tribal areas.

Southern Laos: Tribal Secrets Unlocked

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Southern Laos offers rarely seen and almost epic tribal adventure. The Brao, Alak, Katu or “Katang” and Ta Oi tribes all offer fascinating cultural insights.

Flores, Indonesia: Where Caci is King

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Melo Village is an interesting destination in Flores, Indonesia that hosts an authentic Caci festival.

Myanmar’s Kengtung: a Mecca of Tribal Diversity

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During my visit to Kengtung, Myanmar, which is located not far from the Golden Triangle – close to Laos, Thailand and China – I discovered true diversity for its own sake, free of any other agenda, political or otherwise.

Gods of Rice: Banaue Terraces Are Out of This World

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The Philippines’ spectacular Banaue rice terraces are over 2000 years old, and home to the Ifugao former headhunters. The perfect place for an exhilarating and exhausting adventure.