A trip to Central Asia won’t be complete without a visit to the famous Pamir Highway. We did our trip in January where the coldest temperature we encountered was -50℃! Here I will share our 5 days Pamir Highway itinerary with you and make the winter trip possible.
One of the main reasons why people visit this region of Central Asia is to see the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan, aka. the Darvaza gas crater! This gas crater is 69 meters in diameter with 30 meters in depth. The fire has been burning continuously for decades!
Turkmenistan is a strange place. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world. The capital Ashgabat is described as Las Vegas meeting Pyongyang by the Lonely Planet. Here are the top 11 things that I think one should know when travelling in Ashgabat.
Yushan or Jade Mountain is the highest mountain in Taiwan. 3952M above sea level, this gives Taiwan the 4th highest maximum elevation of any island in the world! That’s why conquering Yushan is a must for any outdoor lovers when visiting this island nation! There are two ways to hike Yushan, one is to stay overnight at Paiyun Lodge. Another option would be doing it as a day hike!
North Korea has long been a mysterious country that still hides behind the iron curtain even this day and age. For many keen travelers, this is one of the last frontier they would like to conquer on their world map. However, visit North Korea may be a lot easier than you think.
Ever since the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, I have always wanted to go on a yoga retreat like Julia Roberts in the movie. Yoga retreat in Rishikesh is a particularly popular option as this northern Indian town is often referred to as “The Yoga Capital of the World”.
This is a detailed 17 day Turkey and Greece itinerary I did for my trip in October 2015 with my parents. This summary includes the cost of accommodation, transport details of our trip excluding food for our people. I have wrote separate guides for all the cities we traveled to except for some.
In October 2015 we took Qantas flight QF8425 in conjunction with Emirates from Perth to Istanbul on Boeing 777. The first part of the journey from Perth to Dubai took 10 hours 55 minutes. This was my first time changing my meal to “Emirates Low Fat & Low Cholesterol” option.
Pamukkale and Hierapolis is one of the most visited sites in Turkey! With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area, it is no wonder this place is packed with tourists! That’s why I created a “Guide to Visiting Pamukkale” to help answer the questions I have asked myself before the trip!
My proposal happened right in front of Mount Fuji. York proposed at Kozantei Ubuya Ryokan which is located in Lake Kawaguchiko district. It has one of the best views of Mt Fuji as the ryokan is situated on the northern shores of the lake. He booked the most expensive penthouse in this roykan (room 501) where the balcony has the biggest private open hot spring bath (onsen) in the area with a magnificent front view of Mount Fuji!