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Sikkim: Places to visit that will make you love India’s smallest state

Sikkim is a jewel of an Indian state and one that’s increasingly getting on most people’s itineraries. We certainly love it: we have been in 2012 and in 2018, both times catching a sleeper class train until New Jalpaiguri; and from there, a shared jeep to Darjeeling — check our […]

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Essential Guide to touring the Karakoram Highway by Motorbike

If you are reading this travel guide to the fabled Hunza Valley, you may already know what the Karakoram Highway is. One of the highest paved roads in the world, the Karakoram Highway was completed in 1979, and opened to the public in 1985 as the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway. And […]

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The Fun Guide to Survive a Sleeper Train in India

So you want to go to India and experience its people, right? Are you looking for an authentic experience? Or maybe you are just looking for cheap transport in India… you may have landed here because you are a penny-pinching backpacker. Someone willing to beg for rotten vegetables from street […]

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How to get a Pakistan visa in Kuala Lumpur

How to get a Pakistan visa in Kuala Lumpur? Even if we managed to hitchhike all over Iran and touring with folding bikes in Indonesia, we have tried, without success, to go to Pakistan for years. I still remember that morning in Kathmandu, in 2012, when someone from the buzzer […]

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The Top Festivals in Asia you Must See at Least Once in Life

Asian festivals and celebrations are some of the most interesting, colorful, odd or plain crazy in the whole world. With so many nations, cultures and ethnic groups, the top festivals in Asia can be hard to track down, though. We asked a specialist and a friend, French photographer Bertrand Linet, […]