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.
Iran is a magnificent country. With landscapes vastly different from north to south, east to west. Deserts of Iran are something that fascinates me, as it a major bypass along the old Silk Road. Hence on our way from Shiraz to Isfahan, we made a stop in Yazd, to make sure you explore this desert city of Iran.
Located at the foot of the Zagros Mountains, we started our Iran trip from the city of Shiraz. The city is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers, in addition to being the formal capital and of the oldest cities in Persia, there are plenty of things to do in Shiraz.
Backpacking in Central America is a lifetime adventure! It may appear small on the map, however, in actual fact, our trip from Canun, Mexico all the way to Panama City was almost 3000KM and we spent 10 weeks to complete the trip (including a quick getaway to Cuba)! There is just so much to see in this region!
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.
Tasmania is the only island state of Australia, it has many fresh produces and seafood. One of the most famous food in Tasmania are curry scallop pies. Hence during this trip, we are hoping to find the best scallop pies in Tasmania!
Tasmania is an island state of Australia, located 240km south to Australia’s mainland. The climate here is a lot cooler compared to the rest of Australia. It reminds me more of New Zealand’s weather more than mainland Australia! People in Tasmania are big foodies! It is no wonder people base their Tasmanian adventure around food! During this trip, we hope to find the best oysters in Tasmania!
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”.