Not many tourists visit Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State in Myanmar.....
With 17,508 islands forming the world’s largest archipelago and 6,000 of these inhabited, Indonesia still offers exciting adventure for those who like to get off the beaten track.
Telling people that you are going to Kyrgyzstan often elicits “Whatsitstan” remarks or looks of disbelief. Most people have never even heard of Central Asia’s sleepiest and most beautiful country, crammed with lush valleys, glaciated mountains, steaming hot springs, and some of the coolest hats you’ll ever see in your life. Prepare for this to change now though, as word gets out and folks start realising that the comparisons to Switzerland are not that far off, only it’s a lot more affordable.
In the darkest wintry night above Murmansk in north-western Russia, ethereal streaks of luminous green lights dance in the horizon
Laos is a dream destination for Thailand-based motorcycle riders - the people are friendly and can mostly understand Thai, the scenery is stunning and the cost of touring need not be high. And it’s next door to Thailand.
After a few weeks in the Galápagos Islands, you become somewhat immune to the epic proliferation of absurdly tame wildlife.