Indonesia

Indonesia

12-2012 / 10-2013 Indonesia, the numbers astound even as you just go over them reading from the Lonely Planet guide. 17,000 islands (or is it 20,000?) 8000 inhabited (or is it 11,000?) 300 languages spoken (or is it 400?) The…

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Georgia

Georgia

11-2014 After leaving Turkey and entering the Great Caucasus, Georgia was my first country to visit. As you’ve noticed, I’m not using plural yet because Rochelle joined me in Georgia two weeks later. As I entered at the beginning of…

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China

China

02-2012 For me China was a dive into the unknown. After staying only for twenty days and having travelled only in the Yunnan Province, I really consider China a top destination. The communication is extremely difficult and the country has…

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Cambodia

Cambodia

02-2005/11-2011 Welcome to  Cambodia a  country with history both inspiring and depressing, an enchanting land where Angor Wat and the horrors of Khmer Rouge come face to face. Despite having Angor Wat, the eighth wonder of the world, in its…

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Bahrain

Bahrain

05-2006 Bahrain gets its name from its relationship with water.  ‘Two Seas’ in Arabic. The water surounding Bahrain’s coastline is so shallow that the inhabitants regularly ‘reclaim’ pieces of land, filling in the gaps between sand bars, as if winning…

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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

11/2014 This is neither Europe nor Asia. Azerbaijan is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts, a centre of ancient empires and at the same time a “new” nation rapidly emerging on a petroleum-funded new economy. Let me start from the…

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Armenia

Armenia

12-2014 As soon as we managed to get our passports back and with our Azerbaijan visas finally secured, we headed south. Until the day we reached the Armenian borders, all I knew about the country was that it carries a…

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