While wandering around South Asia, I encountered an unregistered mountain tribe Akha in Chiang Mai province in the north of Thailand. There are more such ethnic groups like this in this area and you can meet them mostly in the mountains.
The "Land of the Rising Sun" is a country where the past meets the future. Japanese culture stretches back millennia, yet has also been quick to adopt and created the latest modern fashions and trends.
Central America’s most diverse country captivates travellers with its extraordinary landscapes and a civilization-spanning culture that reaches back centuries.
Centring yourself on a surfboard or yoga mat, descending into bat-filled caves or ascending misty volcanic peaks, hiking, biking or ziplining – your only limit is your return date. The 'rich coast' has earned its name and stands apart from its Central American neighbours on the cutting edge of so many trends: surfing, farm-to-table restaurants, and sustainable tourism.
With one half in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, the small country of Belize is packed with islands, adventure and culture. You can be scuba diving the Blue Hole, zip lining through the jungle canopy, rappelling down waterfalls or crawling through ancient cave systems all in the same day.
A land of pure wonder and adventure. Finnish Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Lush flora dazzles under the summer’s midnight sun and white winters provide the experience of a lifetime, aurora borealis. Spend a night in an ice castle and maybe even meet Santa himself.
Iran (Persian: ايران /irɑːn/), formerly Persia (until 1935), is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations and became one of the largest empires in history. It is an ancient nation whose past dates back well over two and a half millenniums.
No number of monuments, museums or ancient mosques can truly represent the depth of Persian history, but Iran makes a brave attempt.
Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. It is a place where fire and ice co-exist and dark winters are offset by summer’s midnight sun. It is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes.
Even though Zanzibar is still clouded in mystery and not everyone immediately recognizes the name, this archipelago has lured traders, adventurers, plunderers and explorers to its shores for centuries. It is characterised by white sand beaches, Swahili culture and ruined Arab palaces, as well as unspoilt coral reefs and exotic food.