NORTH KOREA: TOURISM UNCOVERED
This article explains the different overland border crossings into North Korea from China and Russia currently open to third country nationals. We’ll go over where the borders are, how to cross, and what to expect when crossing.
North Korea is a highly nationalistic, militarized socialist country situated in-between China, South Korea and Russia in northeast Asia. It’s largely known as a political tourism destination, with strong Korean heritage and culture influenced heavily by post-war and Cold War politics.
Facilitating, engaging in, or supporting tourism in North Korea is certainly controversial, and it deserves it’s controversy. For one, it’s not transparent. Secondly, it’s highly regulated. And thirdly, there are a lot of assumptions made about it.
PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN: NEW FRONTIERS
Once again open for trekkers, Northern Pakistan's towering peaks, rich cultural traditions and friendly people rival the Himalayas. But can the region shed its reputation to attract foreign tourists once again? We're putting a spotlight on Pakistan.
Often seen as a high-risk destination to travel, visitors are hesitant to explore the culturally rich and naturally stunning Pakistan.
CENTRAL ASIA: SILK ROAD REIMAGINED
There are a lot of rhumours surrounding the Kulma Pass between China and Tajikistan, so we've written a guide to the border to explain exactly how to cross the Pass.
KAMCHATKA: ALASKA'S RUSSIAN COUSIN
An inside look at Russia's remote and wild Kamchatka Peninsula.
If you look at a map of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, you will quickly notice it is much closer to Anchorage than Moscow, and this is true in more ways than geography.