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The Wonders of the Phander Valley and Shandur National Park of Pakistan

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As we took the NATCO bus from Gilgit to Chitral on our way to the Kalash Valleys, we passed through the high-altitude Phander Valley and Shandur National Park, a scenic though rough road taking us to high altitudes valleys and… Continue Reading →

Machollo: A Traditional Pakistani Village in Baltistan Hushe Valley

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During our trip up the Hushe Valley in Baltistan, we spent a day exploring Machollo, a traditional Pakistani village sitting across the Hushe River from Khaplu. In August, the wheat fields are ready for harvesting, and piles of wheat stood… Continue Reading →

Papua Tribes and Traditions: An Adventurer Takes Us Back to 1993′ Baliem Valley in Photos

After we published our story about our Baliem Valley trek, Michael commented about his own experience when he did the same trek back in 1993. Given how remote Papua still is today, and how untouched Papua tribes and traditions must… Continue Reading →

Exploring Papua New Guinea: East Sepik River Clans Culture & Crocodile Traditions

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Traveling to Papua New Guinea is like exploring the last frontiers. Conditions are rough and challenging. But the country still has deep root into traditions, and its people could not be more welcoming. Exploring the banks of the Sepik River… Continue Reading →

A Guide to Baliem Valley Trekking: How to Prepare your Papua trip

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Traveling to Papua is rough, but highly rewarding. Still an off-the-beaten-path destination, Papua doesn’t see many visitors. Trekking the Baliem Valley is even more challenging, with barely 700 people hiking the mountains per year. If you are looking on how… Continue Reading →

Papua Trekking: Meeting The Baliem Valley Papua Tribes

One of the goals of our round-the-world trip as adventure travel fellows is to trek some of the earth’s most remote mountains. And Papua trekking is all that: remote, challenging, and with a part of mystical aura attached to it…. Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan – Day 2

The first day of our 3-day camel trek in the Thar Desert was a blast! We met Punja and Madan our guides; Laloo, Papoo, and Big Kona, our camels for the trek. We visited local villages, where we learned about… Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

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After our few days in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Bruno and I were keen on renewing the desert experience. This time we decided to go on a camel trek in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. We reached Jaisalmer for… Continue Reading →

A Travel Guide to the Hushe Valley: How To Get to the Karakoram Mountains from Skardu

You might not be familiar with the Hushe Valley, but if you want to get to the Karakoram range, the valley in north Pakistan will get you to some of the highest mountains of the Karakoram mountains. And even if… Continue Reading →

Traditional Yucca Bread-Making with the Siona Community in the Amazon

Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands but this tiny country is also a prime departure point to explore the Amazon. As part of our 3-week long trip in the South American state, we made sure to include a… Continue Reading →

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