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.
Tasmania is an island state located south of the Australian mainland. It is promoted as a natural state, as 42% of Tasmania is covered with protected areas such as national parks and World Heritage Sites. It is like the New Zealand of Australia! A great place for nature lovers. Hence self drive in Tasmania is a great way to explore the island.
I felt fear when I was being pushed out of the door of the plane and hanging out in the open. There was nothing I can hold onto and there was a world of desert in front of my eyes. I looked at the wing of the plane and saw my videographer standing on the wheel of the plane. I saw him smiling at me and that was my last moment before I started my skydiving in Swakopmund.
Highest bungee bridge jump in the world. That was what caught my attention when I was doing my research on South Africa. As I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I thought I would definitely give this challenge a go.
Walking through the dense fog in the Icelandic mountains looking for our friend Andy. We have not seen him for more than 3 hours and my voice is getting hoarse from yelling his name. The weather is getting colder by the hour and my glasses are now constantly cloudy due to the humidity. As the fog begins to thicken, I can see no more than 10 meters ahead. The sun will set soon and we do not even know where he is! This was the day that we called the emergency rescue team in Iceland.
South Africa is a vast, beautiful country with good road infrastructures; however, it is also known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Therefore, if you are planning to self-drive, it is best to stick to these safety tips on driving in South Africa.