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Roads Less Travelled


TransIndus

While Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan attract a steady flow of visitors, neighbouring Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan see comparatively few. There’s a simple explanation for this: none hold the...

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7 Highlights of Central Asia


TransIndus

Encompassing some of the least explored mountain and desert regions on the planet, the former-Soviet states of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan (collectively known, for...

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8 of the Best Museums in Southeast Asia


Gary

Amidst all the ancient and grand delights of Southeast Asia, museums are often not given a second thought by visitors. You’d be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of antiquities and astonishing tales...

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Flowers, Lakes and Mountains: Hokkaido in Summer


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The island’s fresh, maritime breezes and uplifting scenery offer the perfect escape from Honshu’s heat and humidity in the summer months. Its quiet roads also make it ideal for a self-guided, fly-...

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Top 10 Boat Trips in Southeast Asia


Gary

Southeast Asia has a delightful richness of waterways to rival any region in the world. Staying aboard a traditional cruise for a few nights is the most appealing way to visit these unique places,...

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Winners Announced: 2016 Travel Photography Competition


TransIndus

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2016 Travel Photography Competition. Our judging panel enjoyed looking through all the entries and faced a tough decision as we had many wonderful photographs...

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World of Willow & Flowers: Geishas in Kyoto


David Abram

It comes as a surprise to many visitors to discover that the rarefied, arcane world of the Japanese geisha is still very much a living part of the country’s cultural scene, and nowhere is this more...

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Exploring Tokyo's Districts


TransIndus

As the epicentre of the world’s largest and most cutting-edge conurbation, Tokyo is where the nation’s heart beats fastest. If there’s a new gadget or fashion accessory out, you’ll see it crossing...

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Michael Wood: My Favourite Places in China


Michael Wood

The historian, author, broadcaster and long-time Sinophile shares his top travel tips for a country he first visited over three decades ago.

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Meeting the Eagle Hunters


David Abram

Dressed in full-length Kazakh coat with a fur trimmed hat and boots, a horsemen rides across the frosted lower slopes of Mongolia’s Altai mountains. A light covering of snow dusts the surrounding...

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