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Explore Estonia: land of old believers, onions and chocolate box good looks

Travelling south along the Russian border, from the rebuilt town of Narva to the capital Tallinn.

Travelling south along the Russian border, from the rebuilt town of Narva to the capital Tallinn.

26 Jan 2020 - 6:00PM
Turkmenistan: a road trip through the eccentricities of the Central Asian state

Surreal presidential vanity projects and Soviet-era debris overlay traditional cultures of yurts, camels and animist beliefs.

Surreal presidential vanity projects and Soviet-era debris overlay traditional cultures of yurts, camels and animist beliefs.

11 Dec 2019 - 9:06PM
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.

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

21 Mar 2019 - 9:29PM
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

21 Feb 2018 - 6:16PM
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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

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

19 Aug 2020 - 2:51PM
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

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
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

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
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.

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
Hongkonger conquers Africa's highest summit, Kilimanjaro

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

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

21 Feb 2016 - 12:42PM
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. 

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. 

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