4 Longest Train Journeys in Asia

Speed is one thing, distance another. Some of the world’s longest train routes are dotted across Asia.

Holy Hermit Healers

Ruesi have wandered the Thai wilderness for hundreds of years. All but forgotten, these “wizards of the forest” are today seeing a gradual comeback, as they work their magic for the devotee in need

King Tamar, the Caucasian Queen

In a world dominated by men, and where education, political power and military strength – all the preserves of men – were the most highly prized of attributes, any ruler who possessed them would be a king. Now and then however, history throws a curve ball. King Tamar was a woman and a great one too.
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Chiang Mai’s Three Traditional Handicrafts

Thailand's northern city of Thailand was once the center of knowledge, architecture and commerce. Traders and travellers alike brought with them handicrafts like silverware, parasols and woodcarvings, all of which are still made today.

First People of the Arctic

Thousands of years have shaped the lives of the original peoples of the Arctic, true explorers and survivors of one of the world’s most...

Reflections: Go Figure – The Inventors of Algebra

Two Founding Fathers of Algebra That Changed the Mathematical World The origins of algebra might have started in ancient Egypt and Babylon, but the modern...

Mesopotamia: the Birthplace of Justice

The world’s first written laws came from its first civilisation, Mesopotamia, and along with it the earliest judicial proceedings in the presence of a king

The Complexities of Kabul

Kabul, standing fast in the gale of change, exemplifies strength but despite the horrors of unrest has maintained an impossible innocence and breathtaking beauty. The multitudes that call Kabul home relish in the diversity of opinion, culture and natural landscape.

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