Ladakh: The Frozen River Trail

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Yangshuo Nature

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The Tropical Treasures of Xishuangbanna

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Who will join me on this adventure? Our trek starts from the mountain town of Leh. The best way to reach Leh is by flight as this will help the trekkers to catch a glimpse of the snow capped mountains. This trek is named Chadar because it is over the Zanskar River which lies frozen …

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Dramatic karst peaks, the sun-dappled river Li, jade-green rice paddies – the scenes of Guilin are like the brushstrokes of an unseen artist. Experience rural life on the spectacular “Dragon’s Backbone” rice terraces, bike, hike and raft between villages, and learn to cook like a local. Day 1+2 Hike at your own pace through minority …

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Sharing a border with Laos and Myanmar, the lush, mountainous region of Xishuangbanna is a slice of Southeast Asia in China, complete with hill tribes, tropical gardens, and steamy rain forests. Let the adventure begin. Traveling alone has a way of landing you in some very unusual situations. One of my more recent encounters with …

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With some time to kill before catching our train to Lanzhou we went to Dafo Si, Giant Buddha Temple, which has the largest wooden reclining Buddha in Asia. The temple itself is very big and was originally built in the 11th century. The Buddha itself is a sight to behold, although no photos were allowed, …

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This exciting Himayalan journey explores the tiny north-eastern state of Sikkim, otherwise known as ‘The Garden State’, on account of its spectacular flora and fauna and abundant flower nurseries. Boasting a plethora of monasteries and exceptional mountain scenery, this beautiful state is inhabited predominantly by gentle Buddhists and small settlements of tribal people. Just over …

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Trek through the mountains and stay at home with the locals as you cross from Laos into Thailand. It’s a remote and heart-warming journey to the Thai border. You’ll cross gushing streams on bamboo rafts, hike through thick jungle and enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal with your host family. During this trip, you’ll trek through …

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Holistic and historic luxury hotel, The Temple House, takes guests on a time-travelling trip through the Qing Dynasty to modern Chengdu: enter through a restored siheyuan (courtyard building), then stay in rooms and apartments in two contemporary blocks (built by Make Architects) designed to evoke stepped rice terraces and local Shu embroidery. A tranquil teahouse and mindful spa …

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Always attracted by the ancient Silk Road, since my last visit in Spring 2006. Unbelievable how the country has changed. I’m totally excited; the people are super friendly and helpful, the food and outdoor dining is very improved. With ancient cities dating back to hundreds of years, Uzbekistan is an intriguing destination to visit. It is typically associated …

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Gansu province is a place full of wonders, as all the locations that are scattered in the desert. The feeling that I had was indescribable, especially when I visited the beautiful Mogao grottoes. I stopped for a few days in the city of Dunhuang which was situated some 25 km southeast of the caves. The sight was …

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“A Scenic Safari Aboard the MV Sea Gipsy”. Relax aboard and let your troubles float away on crystal clear, emerald waves. Escape the crowds and relax into the peaceful serenity of a boating adventure through the stunning and remote Mergui Archipelago. Basic Itinerary: Day 1: Meet your guide at Kawthaung airport, and ensure that you are all …

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