Is Tibet Still Exotic?

The Potala Palace, known the world over as an icon of Tibetan Buddhism, towered over the city of Lhasa casting a literal shadow on the hustle and bustle below.  Although from our vantage point, the profound symbolism of the building was lost amidst the chaos of modernity that swarmed below it.  As we stood in […]

Tibet: Price List For Tibetan Monasteries Around Lhasa

The Potala, Lhasa, Tibet

If you’re traveling to Tibet then most likely you’ll be going on an organized tour.  But if your tour company doesn’t include all your monastery fees in the cost of the tour, then you’ll want to take a look at the price list below.  Unfortunately Tibet can be a very expensive country for foreigners, so […]

Spiti Valley: Day Hike From Kaza to Hikkim

Hikkim

For anyone in Kaza who wants to do a day-hike and doesnt have a lot of time to venture out into the rest of Spiti Valley, the hike to Hikkim may be perfect.  Currently there are no roads that reach this village, although one is in the works and should be completed shortly.  Even once […]

Indonesia: The Kai Islands (Kei Islands)

World - Site Icon

Nestled into the turquoise waters of the Banda Sea, the largely untraveled Kai islands are a microscopic jewel in the Indonesian Archipelago. With the vast majority of backpackers and travelers skipping these paradise isles for the easier prey of Sulawesi, Bali and Lombok, nine times out of ten you will be the only Robinson Crusoe […]

Bangladesh: Top 6 Things To See And Do In Dhaka

World - Site Icon

There aren’t many cities left in the world that can throw the visitor from the 21st century seemingly back to the 11th century as they turn a street corner, but Dhaka is without doubt one of the most extreme examples still out there. Bustling, teeming, colorful and perpetual serve well to describe this most overwhelming […]

Travel Safety: How Dangerous is Thailand?

Thailand can be one of the most beautiful tourist destinations on the planet, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. To those who travel extensively this warning may sound all too familiar, but don’t take it lightly. It is not uncommon to have certain dangers associated with popular tourist destinations. This is […]