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A Glimpse into the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea

December 12, 2017

It has taken me almost a month since returning from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) to start writing this article. All this time I have been mulling over how to start this very first paragraph in which I should explain why I visited this country. I am not sure if I should write purely about my travel experiences, or tell it like it is – everything I was told by my local … Read [MORE...]

Bali – The Island of the Gods

December 11, 2017

This article appears in Globerovers December 2017 Bali, for the foreign traveller, has changed much over the past 20 years, but so have many popular places around the world. Journey away from the crowds to find the real Bali. Commonly referred to as the “Island of a Thousand Temples”, “Island of Gods”, and “Bali Dwipa”, Bali island is the most visited Indonesian island by foreign travellers. While most travellers start and end their Indonesia journey … Read [MORE...]

Myanmar’s Far Eastern Shan State

September 27, 2017

Myanmar has some 135 distinct ethnic groups. We travelled to the far eastern Shan State to meet with several of the friendly hill tribes. Trekking past the green rice terraces up to the remote villages is a pleasant challenge, only to be rewarded with some of the greatest hospitality on this planet. Base yourself in the peaceful town of Kyaingtong, neatly arranged around Naung Tung Lake, and from here take day trips in all directions! [MORE...]

Hill Tribes of Myanmar’s Shan State

September 27, 2017

The mountains in Shan State in the far east of Myanmar, near the borders with China, Laos, and Thailand, is home to several hill tribes including the Wa, Wa Ann, Palaung (Ta’ang), Akhu, Akha, Lisu, Lahu, Loi, Ann, and the Pa O. Base yourself in the pretty town called Kyaingtong (also referred to as Kengtung or Keng Tung), and from here take day trips in almost all directions. The hikes are challenging but not difficult. Spending time with these hill tribes is such a special experience. [MORE...]

Georgia of the Caucasus

July 3, 2017

When you look on the map you will understand why the Caucasus is described as “Where East meets West”. Georgia is right in the centre! The old city of Tbilisi, the capital, is reminiscent of a movie set, complete with old brick-built homes sporting colourful doorways and wooden balconies. Outside Tbilisi the countryside is beautiful with villages dotting the landscape. Look out for many old churches and monasteries. We travel from Tbilisi to Georgia's religions centre, Mtskheta, then up the small Georgian Military Highway to the Caucasus Mountains. [MORE...]
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