Karlag Gulag Museum, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

KarLag, or the Karaganda Corrective Labour Camp to give it its nefarious full title, was [...]


Kok Tobe Travel Guide, Almaty’s Mountain Playground

Frequently Asked Questions About Kok Tobe Kok Tobe is a 1,100 metre (3,608 feet) mountain [...]

How to travel from Almaty to Urumqi by Bus

How to travel from Almaty in Kazakhstan to Urumqi in China without flying. Taking the [...]


How to Take the Almaty to Tashkent Train

5 minute read In this article, we will look at how to get from Almaty [...]


Big Almaty Lake, Hiking Kazakhstan

Big Almaty Lake in Kazakhstan.

Rainbow Mountains China (Amazing Zhangye Danxia Geopark)

Rainbow Mountains China The Zhangye Danxia Geopark (rainbow mountains China) is home to a collection [...]

Beijing to Ulaanbaatar Train (plus money saving tip)

How to travel from Beijing in China to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia


An Interview with the Man in Seat 61

An interview with The Man in Seat 61 aka Mark Smith.

London to Baghdad by Car – Travelling to Iraq the long way

My grandfathers's journey driving from London to Baghdad.

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Exploring Chernobyl – A Guide on How to Visit the Zone!

How to visit Chernobyl? What’s it like to visit the site of the world’s worst [...]


A Complete Guide to Japan’s Incredible Yakushima Island!

Everything you need to know about visiting the magical island of Yakushima, Japan.

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10 Exciting Things to Do in Dunhuang, China in 2023

The Silk Road settlement of Dunhuang in China's western Gansu Province is a magical oasis [...]

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Discover the Beautiful Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand

In this account of my visit to Kaeng Krachan National Park in the Thai Jungle, [...]

What’s it like on a tour of North Korea?

What's it like to spend Christmas in the DPRK (North Korea)? Here I recount my [...]

Travelling the Silk Road London to China – A Guide for 2023

How to travel from England (UK) to China along the old Silk Road.


Luoyang Longmen Grottoes, All You Need to Know in 2023

Longmen Grottoes is the site of thousands of statues of the Buddha carved into the [...]

How to Visit Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain) in Azerbaijan

Yanar Dag, or Fire Mountain, is a burning cliff in near Baku in Azerbaijan.

15 Incredible Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia in 2023

Things to see and do in the beautiful city of Tallinn in Estonia. Medieval cobbled [...]

The Abandoned Pripyat Amusement Park at Chernobyl

Day 2 in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Visiting the abandoned city of Pripyat and reactor [...]


Duga Radar Station, Chernobyl – A Guide

Day 1 in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Chernobyl village, abandoned homes, the only active church [...]