Gobi Desert Trek

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Gobi is one of the strangest places on the planet. The largest desert in Asia and the fourth largest in the world, it is a cold desert of high plateau and mountain where it is not uncommon to see frost. It stretches some 1,600 km (1,000 mi) east to […]

Delphi Sacred Way- An iconic journey

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi took shape from the 8th to the 7th century BC, centred on a temple guarding the centre of the world, the Omphalos (Navel), the chasm of the Oracle. Here Pythia, the priestess, perched above the void and spoke the words of the god; a […]

Vouraikos Gorge Railway

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Diakofto is a peaceful village on the Gulf of Corinth. It has a small beach and a background of steep mountains, olive groves and citrus orchards and it is the end of the remarkable Vouraikos Gorge Railway. This was built between 1889 and 1896 to transport ore from the Kalavryta […]

The Amur Highway

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The Trans-Siberian Highway has to be one of the world’s ultimate road trips, along an 11,000 km (7,000 mi) network of roads all the way from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. The Amur Highway, still under construction, is by far the most challenging section – an epic adventure in itself. This […]

Circum-Baikal Railway

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A journey along the Circum-Baikal Railway line is an incomparable cultural, historical, technical and scenic experience. It is one of the most complex railway lines in the world, running for 89 km (56 mi) along a narrow mountain shelf, going through 56 tunnels and galleries and over 248 bridges and […]

Lake Issyk-Kul Trek

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Lake Issyk-Kul, the ‘Pearl of the Tien Shan Mountains’ in northern Kyrgyzstan, is one of the world’s highest (1,610 m/5,280 ft) lakes. Yet despite being fed by the icy water of 118 rivers and streams, and the melt-water of the soaring peaks that surround it, it never freezes, because of […]

Roof of the World Express

June 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

The world’s highest railway line, the ‘Roof of the World Express’ was opened in 2006. It runs for 1,142 km (710 mi) between Lhasa, capital of Tibet and Xining in China, crossing the Tibetan Plateau more than 5 km (3 mi) above sea level. It reaches its highest point at […]

Kanchenjunga Trek

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In remote, north-eastern Nepal, on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet, the magnificent mountain Kanchenjunga rises to the sky. At 8,598 m (28,300 ft), this is the world’s third highest peak, now part of a conservation area. First climbed in 1955, the region was opened to group trekkers 20 years […]

Fly over the Himalayas

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The Himalayan Mountains are the highest in the world. Of the thirty one summits over 7,600 m (25,000 ft), 22 rise in Nepal, including Everest and seven other great giants that are over 8,000 m (26,000 ft). If you have limited time here but still wish to see some of […]