The world is a weird and a wacky place. And the more one travels, the more one begins to expect the unexpected. You may journey through a destination with a head full of presumptions as to what you’re going to see and do, only to be greeted by surprise at every turn.
North Korea is often in the news for the wrong reasons. A hugely insular, homogeneous society where immigration is almost unheard of, few tourists manage to visit North Korea. This makes it extremely difficult for those outside of this heavily-fortified country to find out anything about it other than the usual political guff.
An odd spectacle for the uninitiated, Burma’s Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is in fact a revered Buddhist pilgrimage site.
For most travellers, the fastest, most convenient and most familiar method of transport often takes precedent over all the others. But considering the fact that we travel to experience new things, there’s a case to be made for searching out more interesting ways to get around.
Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Built by the Incans in the 15th century, this spiritual, ancient site on the eastern slope of the Andes has become an iconic destination for travellers across the world.
Gently fluttering in the wind; prayer flags are a modest symbol of an elaborate history.
Latin America’s a pretty diverse part of the world. For a start, it’s speckled with countless remnants and relics of ancient civilisations, which lend the region a distinct air of mystique. The vivaciousness of the locals is also renowned – from the dance halls of Brazil and Argentina to the eateries of Mexico and Peru, commotion and passion is commonplace.
The Middle East. Picture it in your mind for a moment. Chances are, you’re envisioning deserts, ancient history, centuries-old architecture and perhaps the odd camel or two. But we bet you’re not thinking about its beaches.
A picture can conjure a feeling, but Morocco simply has to be experienced firsthand. Here, enchanting culture, effervescent locals and the vibrant backdrop combine in a rich blend of true Middle Eastern splendour.
A land of mystery, myths, pharaohs and pyramids – Egypt’s about as enigmatic as they come. From the ancient kingdom taught to eager young minds all over the world to the modern-day hotbed of cultural and political change and revolution, this is one of the most fascinating countries in the world.