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22 Jul, 2019, 09:29
Nothing and everything, spiritual India has it all  
Kip Brook

Kip Brook finds a visit to India a thoroughly transformative experience.

11 Jul, 2019, 12:42
In Bhutan’s Thunder Dragon’s Tigers Nest  
Will Ottley

Will Ottley ventures into the Himalaya’s ‘Secret Kingdom’, where happiness is a social aim and tradition is perfectly preserved.

6 Jul, 2019, 17:57
A shopping trip in Jaiselmer and how to test Pashminas  
Sara McMurry

Sara McMurry goes shopping in Jaiselmer and learns how to identify a genuine Pashmina.

8 Jun, 2019, 13:44
In praise of Karnataka’s useful coconuts  
Adam Clapham

Adam Clapham’s portrait of small-village life in India includes a paen to the humble coconut – and it’s alcoholic potential.

6 Jun, 2019, 16:41
A day in the life of a rural Indian school  
Sara McMurry

When Sara McMurry stops working she doesn’t retire. She goes off on a series of volunteering stints teaching children in rural India, In this extract she’s teaching in a village near Shiv in the deserts of Rajasthan.

8 May, 2019, 13:31
Intruder drama in a small village in South India  
Adam Clapham

Adam Clapham’s new book portrays daily life in a small Karnataka village. In this extract a straggler strays into town.

13 Apr, 2019, 20:47
At the end of a gun in Azerbaijan  
Ski Krieger

Sjue Krieger discovers the vital importance, in the Caucasus, of not being a CIA spy. As this brings the risk of sudden death.

1 Feb, 2019, 14:12
Fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground cities  
Elizabeth von Pier

Turkey’s Cappadocia region is an iconic destination. Elizabeth von Pier tours the world’s most indiosyncratic desert destinations.

24 Dec, 2018, 09:59
A taste of Turkish Delight in the markets of Istanbul  
Elizabeth von Pier

Elizabeth von Pier takes tea and time to explore the shopping opportunities in Turkey’s greatest city.

12 Dec, 2018, 17:37
Signs of colonialism fading in present-day Mumbai  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds history hangs heavy as he finds while he’s getting selfies against Bombay’s famous Gateway to India, everyone else chooses their background as the Taj. And that’s the Taj Hotel, not the wonder-of-the-world in Agra.

12 Nov, 2018, 13:18
Panda-tracking tales from China’s Anzihe reserve  
Kyle Obermann

Photographer Kyle Oberman talks to the Travelmag about his expedition into China in search of the elusive – and endangered – panda bears.

12 Oct, 2018, 12:09
Trapped between the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan  
Yuri Drobkov

There are 18 icy, wolf-infested kilometres between these two countries. Yuri Drobkov has the choice between freezing and getting eaten in the wastes of Central Asia.

11 Oct, 2018, 10:30
‘Catch 22’ means no local SIM card for you in provincial India  
Teja

Everyone told Teja that English was widely spoken in India, and getting a SIM card would be easy. But when she flies into Varanasi she finds neither statement true.

9 Aug, 2018, 14:55
How to buy sapphires in a Sri Lankan street market  
Kim Rix

Experienced gemologist Kim Rix outlines what to look for in sapphires and how to safely buy them abroad. In her new book she’s already outlined what to look for. Now she tells you how to buy.

6 Jul, 2018, 15:31
A golden idol and bloody sacrifice above the Himalayan clouds  
Yuri Drobkov

Heading up into Nepal’s highlands by bus, Yuri Drobkov stumbles into a pretty exotic bit of authentic culture.

6 Jul, 2018, 14:12
Top five places to visit in India during Monsoons  
Jack Cage

Most travellers to the Indian Sub-Continent steer clear during its seasonal rains. Jack Cage says this is the time to capture the real spirit of the country.

12 Mar, 2018, 16:16
Expat living and working in India: what you need to know  
Richard Michael

Expat life in India can be terrific, but there is plenty of red tape. Let Richard Michael be your guide to cut through the beaurocracy.

11 Mar, 2018, 12:06
A Bangkok sandwich in Thailand’s Rayong Province  
Brian Fisher

An early injury curbs Brian Fisher’s ambitious plans for travelling around Thailand. But not by much..

6 Feb, 2018, 13:36
In praise of Cappadocia’s ‘fairy chimney’ cave dwellings  
Mary Jane Walker

Kiwi traveller Mary Jane Walker revisits Turkey’s iconic Cappadocia region, and takes the trouble to put it in a historic perspective.

10 Jan, 2018, 15:29
Cutting the wires to sneak through Tibet’s closed Western border  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s continuing adventures have resulted in the launch of a new travel book. Here, for the first time, take the chance to read his prologue.

22 Sep, 2017, 18:17
Only in Srinagar: a lake called ‘Nigel’  
Bhupender Gupta

Ignoring the advice of friends, Bhupender Gupta visits the lakes of Kashmir, where he finds a warm welcome in a postcard-pretty land now starved of tourists.

21 Sep, 2017, 21:30
Through sick and thin: haze and hope in Myanmar  
Cole Evanek

Digestive problems don’t stop Cole Evanek appreciating the sense of hope sweeping through one of the world’s least visited destinations, the country once called Burma.

21 Aug, 2017, 22:14
Four days in the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’  
Alex Jones

Bhutan, the tiny country half-crushed between China and India, is famed for it’s religious adherence and dedication to national happiness. Alex Jones has been there.

15 Aug, 2017, 16:33
North and South Korea – by someone who’s visited both  
Jacob Laukaitis

As tension mounts over North Korea, Jacob Laukaitis – who has visited both – has put together a timely video to illustrate what each country is actually like.

25 Jul, 2017, 10:08
Sri Lanka’s better off the tourist trail  
Lee Ruddin

Lee Ruddin finds many of Sri Lanka’s famous highlights overrun with travellers and spoiled. The overlooked town of Matara is much more to his liking.

1 Jul, 2017, 21:12
An momentary idlyll on Sri Lanka’s Aragum Bay  
Devika A Rosamund

Back in the 70’s the surf scene in Sri Lanka is pretty much a paradise, according to Devika A Rosamund. It probably still is.

18 Jun, 2017, 19:17
Skiing south on the border between Europe and Asia  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker tracks the border between Russia and Asia. It’s cold up there but Cally helps him travel a route with absolutely no transport infrastructure.

8 Jun, 2017, 18:51
Arrested for tourism in Russia’s far north  
Charlie Walker

Adventurer par excellence Charlie Walker runs into legal problems as he fights his way through a forgotten corner of the Soviet Empire. Who knew tourism was so illegal.

1 Jun, 2017, 19:39
Mother Teresa? Pah. What about Calcutta’s Major Gardener  
Devika A Rosamund

Years before Mother Teresa was sainted there was another philanthropist handing out food to Calcutta’s poor, Devika A Rosamund was in India when Major Gardener of the Salvation Army was equally famous.

30 May, 2017, 15:18
A series of luxurious events: Mauritius with money  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Adam Jacot de Boinod tours the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, discovering plenty of luxurious hotels but – strangely – not much else.

25 May, 2017, 15:58
All you need to know about the birth of Buddhism  
Gordon Kerr

Goden Kerr is the master of explaining complex subjects concisely and clearly. In this extract from his latest book, ‘A short History of India’, he explains the birth of one of the world’s greatest religions in 500 words.

1 May, 2017, 18:12
Living a simple life in Pakistan’s Swat Valley  
Devika A Rosamund

These days the Swat Valley’s always in the news for the wrong reasons. Back in the 70’s it was very different, as Devika A Rosamund discovers as she peels off the ‘Hippy Trail’.

22 Apr, 2017, 16:52
A tank beats a trudge across the Soviet Arctic  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s latest expedition is tracing the border between Europe and Asia. His start, in the wintry tundra of northern Russia, makes it clear just what a task he’s undertaken.

22 Apr, 2017, 14:38
Exploring Myanmar’s Schwedagon Pagoda  
Sankar Chatterjee

Sankar Chatterjee flies into Burma and visits its most famous temple, the Schwedagon Pagoda in the largest city, Yangon.

10 Apr, 2017, 14:33
A moment of culture-shock in western Afghanistan  
Devika A Rosamund

Every traveller has experienced that moment when an unfamiliar environment feels overwhelming and threatening. Back in the 70’s Devika A Rosamund has a wobble on her journey to India.

1 Apr, 2017, 16:39
Hippy-trailing into Afghanistan in the days when you could  
Devika A Rosamund

On her slow journey East towards India in the 70’s, Devika A Rosamund finds Afghanistan provides a vivid experience of a medieval way of life.

19 Mar, 2017, 17:12
Yatra flight offers: save big on domestic flights in India  
Lopa Mohanty

Trains are notoriously inexpensive in India, but air flights are also the cheapest in the world. Lopa Mohanty has her head around all the terms and conditions.

13 Mar, 2017, 08:58
The unfortunate incident of the Beijing beans  
Chris Brauer

On a study course in China, Chris Brauer realises that Chinese students eat to live rather than live to eat. A trip to the Hutongs gives a rare opportunity to find food that doesn’t taste of cardboard.

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