Travel advice + inspiration for horse trekking in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the high altitude Ala Kul Lake.
Exploring iconic travel places & wonderous, off-the-track gems
Stalingrad was one of the longest and most brutal battles in modern history. Visiting the Mother Russia statue at the World War 2 battle site.
Within the 400 year-old Yongtai fortress- in the Silk Road Corridor of Gansu - a village of soldier-descendants survives, herding goats and sheep amid the arid surrounds.
Staying at the cave house village of Lijiashan during winter 2011 and a revisit there in summer 2020.
Hathor is a goddess of many things within the ancient Egyptian story. To visit this amazingly preserved temple at Dendara, alone, is wondrous.
Visiting the ancient stone towers of Mestia - lost amid mid-winter snow, drinking with locals, surrounded by the high peaks of the Caucasus Mountains.
Living on mountains amid the clouds, the Chachapoyas were known as the cloud people. And at the center of their world, the mighty ruins of Kuelap.
Monumental stone ruins are rare in southern Africa. Yet in the highlands of Zimbabwe, these awe-inspiring ruins rival the Inca sites of Peru.
If you're looking for a ragged, end-of-the-earth place - go to Berbera. This old Red Sea port has dusty streets, crumbling architecture & wrecked ships.
Luxor can be painful beyond the ancient beauty - scammers, hawkers, gigolos and inflated prices. But it doesn't have to ruin your trip - try these tips!
Jaw-dropping views on the North Korea border - visiting Changbai Mountain & stunning Heaven Lake.
Sudan travel advice for taking the ship from Aswan in Egypt, across Lake Nasser to Wadi Halfa, then traveling to sights on route to Dongola. In Summer. HOT.
The volcano hike through rainforest to Laguna Chicabal takes about 2 hours. But don't expect any swimming as the lake is sacred; the center of the Mam Maya cosmos.
A gigantic, stone face is half-buried at the ancient Pipil site of El Baul. Today, it's lost amid sugarcane plantations.
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela remain one the world's least-recognized man-made wonders, yet in Medieval times they were known as “The Jerusalem of Ethiopia”.
The shrinking of the Aral Sea is dramatic at 'the port' of Moynaq in Uzbekistan, with its cemetery of rusting ships - now stranded 170 km from the actual shore!
Adventures of trekking with a mule to the ruins of the last Inca Kingdom of Vilcabamba in the Espiritu Pampa of Peru.