Posts Tagged ‘trekking’

Remarkable things to do in Krabi

Unlike its louder sister, Phuket, the province of Krabi has a quiet charm. Perched on the southwest coast of Thailand, it is a haven for tourists looking to escape the hubbub and soak in tranquility. Take a rejuvenating trip to the area blessed with some of nature’s most stunning formations…

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Mount Batur: Subverting Expectations

While planning our trip to Bali, Indonesia, the one activity that constantly came up was trekking Mount Batur to witness the breathtaking sunrise splayed across the sky. We constantly heard about the rich colours that interlaced and danced with each other while the sun emerged amidst them. When the time…

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Serra dos Órgãos National Park

Serra dos Órgãos National Park – where mountains touch the skies   The great outdoors provide a myriad of opportunities for travelers to get to know countries intimately, at a low cost. When people think of Rio de Janeiro, there are many things that come to mind- Rio Carnival, Christ…

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Exploring Pokhara, Nepal

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”  ― Jeffrey Rasley   Nepal is a slice of paradise on Earth. With The Himalayas sprawled throughout, the country dips into valleys and rises up to peaks that pierce the clouds. Rocky roads flanked with nature’s unsoiled beauty leaves tourists mesmerised even…

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Small Wonder – Andorra

Hidden high in the Pyrenees Mountains, tucked between its massive neighbours France and Spain, the tiny nation of Andorra had remained quietly out of view of almost everyone for nearly 1,200 years before the arrival of ski-tourism. Capitalising on the country’s soaring summits, since the 1950s Andorra’s been evolving into…

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On The Edge of Bangkok

Khao Yai National Park is roughly a 3-hour drive from Bangkok and is one of Thailand’s most visited national parks. In terms of size, it is the third-largest in the country, covering 2,168 sq.km. Within the park, you can find some of Thailand’s most diverse flora and fauna, with 2,000…

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The Heart of Darkness: Gunung Mulu National Park

Sarawak is home to some of the lushest rainforests in the world, a green haven that’s home to over 1,000 species of fauna and 8,000 species of flora. One of the best places to experience all of this is at Gunung Mulu National Park. Known for its vast cave systems,…

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Land of Fire: Volcanoes & Hot Springs of Kyushu

Kyushu is appropriately called the “Land of Fire”, as volcanoes are omnipresent on the island. From the Aso caldera in the north to Ata in the south, these volcanic calderas make up much of Kyushu’s mountainous backdrop – from fuming craters to pretty cone-shaped mountains – making for a picturesque…

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Culture in Nature: Khao Sok National Park

For a getaway from Thailand’s popular beach destinations, you can head inland to explore its lush landscape where you can stay with the locals. Located in the southern portion of Thailand, the 738 sq.km. Khao Sok National Park – one of Thailand’s largest – is a lowland jungle that’s believed…

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Trekking, Hiking & Mountaineering: What’s The Difference?

Whether it’s climbing a mountainous terrain or embarking on an easy, breezy trail, people think it’s essentially the same thing – hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Most people think that these words are just synonyms of one another due to their similar characteristics. But in fact, there are distinct differences between…

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