Myanmar

All you Need to Know about Hsipaw

In the northeast of Myanmar is one of the country’s most popular states: Shan state. Its popularity is due to the incredible landscapes, famous sights and delicious food that it offers. An increasingly visited town is Hsipaw (pronounced ‘see-paw). Despite the increase in tourism, it remains a genuinely typical Myanmar town, while having just enough… Continue reading All you Need to Know about Hsipaw

Indonesia

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Sumatra

Sumatra has a mixture of people from many different backgrounds and religions that live side by side, all with a joint admiration, respect and fear for the other inhabitants of the island: the volcanoes! These gigantic original residents quietly watch over the land, coastal beaches, buzzing cities and of course, dense jungle. Within the jungle… Continue reading 10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Sumatra

Indonesia

Jakarta and Surabaya: Two Cities You Shouldn’t Miss

Two cities that aren’t really cities; the terms megalopolis and metropolis are more apt for the gigantic urban jungles that are Jakarta and Surabaya. Situated at practically opposite ends of Java, they make for convenient starting or finishing points if you plan to begin at one end of the island and finish at the other.… Continue reading Jakarta and Surabaya: Two Cities You Shouldn’t Miss

Nepal

Two Little-Known Gems of the Kathmandu Valley: Nuwakot and Kakani

As well-known and popular as Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley are, there are still small places that, while insignificant to the ordinary traveler, are gems to people like us. For those searching for somewhere different, Nuwakot and Kakani are not to be missed. Nuwakot Nuwakot, with architecture that makes it seem like you’ve gone back… Continue reading Two Little-Known Gems of the Kathmandu Valley: Nuwakot and Kakani

India

Finding the Remotest Corner of India in Zanskar

There are many tourist hotspots in India and once you’ve visited them, if you seek more adventure and more wow factor, Zanskar and the Suru Valley is where you’ll find it. For us to get there, we had to stop in Kargil which is, in all honesty, a rather scrappy highway town. Kargil to Zanskar… Continue reading Finding the Remotest Corner of India in Zanskar