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  • Remote Lands is the world's foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. In this video, you can enjoy an interview with Remote Lands' Co-founder & CEO Catherine Heald about luxury bespoke travel to North Korea. For more information about traveling to North Korea, please visit our website at http://www.remotelands.com/destination/north-korea

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  • When it comes to beach holidays, one beach can start to look like any other: palm-lined white sand, stretching as far as the eye can see. But we’ve found a country that has not only a wide range of beaches, but some very unique – if not frankly weird – ones. Let’s head to the […]

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  • Could it be true that a gift exchange between Asian rulers several centuries ago inadvertently saved a population of elephants from extinction? Pygmy elephants, once native to Java (but sadly now extinct in the area), were found alive and well in northern Borneo in the early 21st century, and this has led to new thinking […]

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  • When conjuring images of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one would expect expansive views of arid deserts, skyscraping hotels and the over-the-top opulence of some of the world’s most decadent restaurants, arenas and venues. You might not, however, consider the national symbol of the region – the humble Oryx. Yet the vast plains and deserts […]

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  • Vietnam is a country of contrasts, with a rich history and background that keeps travelers visiting time and again to its various cities, each of which offer a different variety of experiences. This is also true of the cuisine, where each region has a speciality that has been honed over the years to make them […]

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  • A stunning mountainous terrain awaits visitors to the Ladakh region of India – but that’s not all. For many nature enthusiasts the allure of this singular destination lies in the chance to glimpse a rare snow leopard, and visitors are increasingly booking coveted places on expeditions to seek them out. Join us as we explore […]

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  • Early in 2016, Oman announced the discovery of the oldest known shipwreck from Europe’s Golden Age of Exploration, located off the coast of Dhofar. Believed to be part of a fleet led by the legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the boat has been identified as the Esmeralda, one of two boats who sank during […]

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  • Comprising more than 17,000 islands and home to numerous religions and countless regional cultures, Indonesian society is diverse and varied; a visit could seem daunting to visitors, given the number of potential pitfalls. But, with a little insight into the country’s history, and a few examples of how that affects social mores, you’ll be better […]

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  • Remote Lands is the world's foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. In this video, you can enjoy an interview with Remote Lands' Co-founder & CEO Catherine Heald about luxury bespoke travel to North Korea. For more information about traveling to North Korea, please visit our website at http://www.remotelands.com/destination/north-korea

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  • Is it the hustle and bustle of daily life, and the need to escape to the countryside for some peace and quiet, that has people increasingly grabbing their leathers and heading for the open road on a motorbike? Whatever the motivation, the fresh air and liberating experience of riding a motorbike has caught the imagination […]

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  • Japanese history is steeped in legendary myths and folklore that, even to this day, creep into and shape modern life and culture throughout the country. Among them are yōkai, mischievous mythological beings that for centuries were believed to be the cause of everyday misfortunes and incidents. Did you trip over your own feet today? Did […]

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  • Culture and Etiquette in a Travel Frontier: Understanding Uzbekistan

    Even among experienced travelers, the ‘stans (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) are unknown territory. They have little cultural penetration in the west, so while many of us can close our eyes and envision Bangkok, Tokyo or Singapore, we can’t necessarily do the same for Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan. Besides the normal concerns we […]

  • Out of the Closet – a New Japan?

    For many LGBT travelers, a primary concern is the reception they’ll receive in a country whose culture and customs are unfamiliar to them, and Japan is no exception. Like most countries, a combination of history and religion shapes Japan’s unique relationship with gender and sexuality, but times are changing. In modern Japan, the focus is […]

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  • When we close our eyes and envisage Japan, what springs to mind? The bustling Harajuku district of Tokyo? Shinto shrines and bamboo forests? Perhaps delicately prepared sushi, or the majestic outline of Mount Fuji. It is likely though, that the customs of this fascinating culture remain something of a mystery to most travelers. Japan is […]

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  • The Multiple Religions of Tibet

    Recently in Ladakh, the Dalai Lama appeared at an inter-faith seminar organized by the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), and spoke on the Preservation of Religious Harmony, Co­existence and Universal Peace. He said “Today, a lot of people from different religious backgrounds are present here…. It is taught in every ­religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, […]

  • Many destinations, one private jet

    The world of luxury travel is evolving, and demand for access to ever more exotic and far-flung places is growing. To cater to travelers looking to combine a number of difficult-to-reach destinations, and get all the flexibility of private guides, Remote Lands has designed two unique shared experiences. These trips are a chance to enjoy […]

  • It’s not too late for a fantastic festive getaway

    The Festive Season is only seven weeks away but there is still availability at some fabulous hotels and resorts from late December to early January. This is the perfect time to visit South East Asia and the South Coast of Sri Lanka, so we contacted our favourite hotels to see where there were still opportunities […]

  • Into the Wilds of Kamchatka

    Kamchatka is a mysterious destination in Russia's Far East, located along the “Ring of Fire” and known for its more than 200 volcanoes and diverse wildlife.

  • Natural Wonder in Japan – Exploring Eastern Shikoku Island

    Located on the eastern side of Shikoku Island, Tokushima is home to some of the best natural wonders in Japan, and it is a place I have long wanted to explore.     I took a ferry from Naoshima Island to Takamatsu and then drove on to Mima City. Mima is famous for its remarkably […]

  • Mysteries and Misunderstandings about Mergui

    In Myanmar’s remote south lies a group of around 800 tropical islands. Here, the warm ocean waters, which flow onwards to Thailand’s famous Andaman destinations – Similan, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and so on – are home to white sandy beaches and colorful underwater marine life. The Mergui Archipelago is only sparsely populated, and mostly […]

  • Remote Lands’ Dozen Dream Destinations 2017

    Well, it’s that time of year once again. We’re back with some of Asia’s most exciting destinations for the coming 12 months, places that are guaranteed to awaken your adventurous spirit and leave you mesmerized by the planet’s beauty, diversity and fascination. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting, undiscovered and jaw-dropping locations from […]

  • How the Past Shaped the Future of Taiwanese Food

    So with so many cooks, how did they avoid spoiling the broth? Let’s have a look at how a past packed with migration, war and occupation has shaped a distinct food with its own legacy, and made it some of the best in the world.     The catalysts for culinary evolution in Taiwan, as […]

  • Why I love Macao

    For nearly 500 years, after Portugal first established their colony on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, Iberian and indigenous Chinese traditions have evolved alongside each other, creating a way of life in Macao that is so utterly unique that there is no other like it, anywhere on Earth. It is my love […]

  • Lifting the Lid on South Korea’s Hiking Pressure

    Home to fast-paced and ultra-modern cities, South Korea also boasts some stunning and eminently hikeable hills and peaks, providing the ideal activity for those looking to let off some steam and get out to enjoy the fresh air. However, a once-healthy outward-bound culture has evolved into one of severe competition. In 2015, the South Korean […]

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  • Wildlife enthusiasts lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the “Big Five” experience enormous satisfaction in checking them off their list. Divers are no exception, plundering the watery depths of far-flung oceans, many will travel all around the world to complete their wish lists. Perhaps this need not necessarily be the case though. An archipelago […]

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