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The Russian Far East: ice fishing, a Soviet-era Hebrew Disneyland and a cosmopolitan city

From Khabarovsk to Birobidzhan to Vladivostok, reminders of Tsarist and Soviet rule give way to growing sophistication.

21 Mar 2019 - 9:29PM

From Khabarovsk to Birobidzhan to Vladivostok, reminders of Tsarist and Soviet rule give way to growing sophistication.

The Russian Far East: ice fishing, a Soviet-era Hebrew Disneyland and a cosmopolitan city
Exploring Moldova, Europe’s poorest and least visited country, where Soviet communism has made a last stand

Known for its wine, Moldova, austere and landlocked, sees fewer visitors than any other country in Europe; in Stalinist Transnistria, an unofficial state carved out of the country, there is a police officer for every citizen.

28 Feb 2019 - 4:26PM

Known for its wine, Moldova, austere and landlocked, sees fewer visitors than any other country in Europe; in Stalinist Transnistria, an unofficial state carved out of the country, there is a police officer for every citizen.

Exploring Moldova, Europe’s poorest and least visited country, where Soviet communism has made a last stand
In Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains: a road trip across the roof of the world

High-altitude headaches and bone-shaking drives aside, this lonely corner of the planet offers adventures aplenty, with hospitality as genuine as the air is pure

7 Dec 2018 - 10:48AM

High-altitude headaches and bone-shaking drives aside, this lonely corner of the planet offers adventures aplenty, with hospitality as genuine as the air is pure

In Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains: a road trip across the roof of the world
Holiday in Ukraine: nostalgia trip in a land full of memorials to war

From Moldova in the south to Chernobyl in the north and to Lviv, western Ukraine retains a timeless charm for all that its past is filled with grief

27 Apr 2018 - 8:55PM

From Moldova in the south to Chernobyl in the north and to Lviv, western Ukraine retains a timeless charm for all that its past is filled with grief

Holiday in Ukraine: nostalgia trip in a land full of memorials to war
Uzbekistan: ancient architecture, friendly locals and plenty of plov

Madrassas, minarets, mosques and mausoleums form a stunning backdrop to the Central Asian nation’s colourful culture

21 Feb 2018 - 6:16PM

Madrassas, minarets, mosques and mausoleums form a stunning backdrop to the Central Asian nation’s colourful culture

Uzbekistan: ancient architecture, friendly locals and plenty of plov
Kaliningrad, a remote Russian outpost, is worth the trouble of trying to get in

A beautiful coastline and rich, if turbulent, history reward the determined visitor to the Baltic enclave

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A beautiful coastline and rich, if turbulent, history reward the determined visitor to the Baltic enclave

Kaliningrad, a remote Russian outpost, is worth the trouble of trying to get in
Belarus: a true taste of Soviet life but with all the mod cons

The landlocked country in Eastern Europe has weathered the storms of war and now offers a taste of true Soviet life, albeit with the modern advantages of widespread Wi-fi access to an unfettered internet

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The landlocked country in Eastern Europe has weathered the storms of war and now offers a taste of true Soviet life, albeit with the modern advantages of widespread Wi-fi access to an unfettered internet

Belarus: a true taste of Soviet life but with all the mod cons
Wild encounters in Bangladesh: from the cacophony of Dhaka to chasing tigers in the Sundarbans

Be it the chaos of the country’s capital or the serene Unesco-listed mangrove forest, Bangladesh is a land of contrasts, this writer discovers, as he helps himself to fiery fritters and seven-layer tea along the way

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Be it the chaos of the country’s capital or the serene Unesco-listed mangrove forest, Bangladesh is a land of contrasts, this writer discovers, as he helps himself to fiery fritters and seven-layer tea along the way

Wild encounters in Bangladesh: from the cacophony of Dhaka to chasing tigers in the Sundarbans
To Kashgar and beyond in Xinjiang, China’s wild west

From the shouts of the livestock traders in Kashgar’s market to the Kyrgyz yurt we sleep in beneath the remote, majestic Muztagh Ata mountain range in Xinjiang, it’s China - but not as you know it

30 Nov 2016 - 1:35PM

From the shouts of the livestock traders in Kashgar’s market to the Kyrgyz yurt we sleep in beneath the remote, majestic Muztagh Ata mountain range in Xinjiang, it’s China - but not as you know it

To Kashgar and beyond in Xinjiang, China’s wild west
Conquering Vietnam's Mount Fansipan, Indochina's highest peak

Reaching the summit of Mount Fansipan takes 20 minutes by cable car or two days on foot. Chris Taylor takes a hike, and enjoys a hot coffee in the restaurant at the top.

28 May 2016 - 10:32PM

Reaching the summit of Mount Fansipan takes 20 minutes by cable car or two days on foot. Chris Taylor takes a hike, and enjoys a hot coffee in the restaurant at the top.

Conquering Vietnam's Mount Fansipan, Indochina's highest peak
Hongkonger conquers Africa's highest summit, Kilimanjaro

A gruelling ascent of Kilimanjaro turns fantasy into reality for Hong Kong-based teacher Chris Taylor

21 Feb 2016 - 12:42PM

A gruelling ascent of Kilimanjaro turns fantasy into reality for Hong Kong-based teacher Chris Taylor

Hongkonger conquers Africa's highest summit, Kilimanjaro
Culture, great food and weather and a warm welcome in ... Iran

The country may not seem an obvious holiday destination, writes Chris Taylor, but from frenetic Tehran to the calm of Shiraz and historic Esfahan, there is plenty to see and do. 

23 May 2015 - 10:35PM

The country may not seem an obvious holiday destination, writes Chris Taylor, but from frenetic Tehran to the calm of Shiraz and historic Esfahan, there is plenty to see and do. 

Culture, great food and weather and a warm welcome in ... Iran
Storms from the south
13 Jan 2004 - 12:00AM
Storms from the south
Lost in paradise
3 Aug 2005 - 12:00AM
Lost in paradise
China in the fast lane
27 Jun 2005 - 12:00AM
China in the fast lane
Outbreak cover-up?
24 Jun 2005 - 12:00AM
Outbreak cover-up?
Pole star
23 Mar 2008 - 12:00AM
Pole star
Chill out in Boao
3 Aug 2005 - 12:00AM
Chill out in Boao
Driving the Delta
27 Jun 2005 - 12:00AM
Driving the Delta
Wild at heart
9 Jul 2008 - 12:00AM
Wild at heart
A regional challenge
11 Aug 2005 - 12:00AM
A regional challenge
Great escape
28 Sep 2005 - 12:00AM
Great escape
A fmaily in disgrace
3 Sep 2009 - 12:00AM
A fmaily in disgrace
Chill out in Chengdu, gateway to China's southwest
Look before leaping
11 Jun 2006 - 12:00AM
Look before leaping
A world of trouble
4 Mar 2010 - 12:00AM
A world of trouble
Getting there
28 Sep 2005 - 12:00AM
Getting there
Our voices were heard
4 Jun 2009 - 12:00AM
Our voices were heard
People's hero
11 Mar 2010 - 12:00AM
People's hero
Amazing spread
28 Sep 2005 - 12:00AM
Amazing spread