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Bhutan, a slender mountain kingdom

Bhutan, a slender mountain kingdom

Bhutan passport stamps are hard to get by, but there's something unique about this fiercely autonomous, firmly traditional nation that evaluates development by Gross National Happiness. Bhutan does not have the most lavish hotels, exquisite eating choices, or even the...

Why Bhutan?

Why Bhutan?

Historical, religious, and adventure-filled landmarks abound in this Himalayan country. The breathtaking beauty of the country's rugged terrain is equaled only by the vivacity and enchantment of its people. Bhutan, a mystical Himalayan country steeped in legend and...

The Gobi Bear

The Gobi Bear

The Gobi is a desolate landscape that is huge, rough, and quiet. With colossal sand dunes, ice-filled valleys, little rainfall, severe winds, and temperatures ranging from 46°C in summer to 40°C in winter, survival in this 1.295 million km2 region is surprising....

Mongolia FAQs

Mongolia FAQs

When is the best time of year to visit Mongolia? Mongolia has four distinct seasons. Winters are lengthy, lasting approximately six months (November-April), very frigid, with temperatures reaching - 40°C at night. Summer is the most remarkable season to go since the...

Mongolia History

Mongolia History

Human skeletons discovered in Mongolia's Gobi Desert date back almost 500,000 years. Mongolia was populated by different nomadic tribes by the third century BC. These tribes would sometimes form confederations, and as they grew in size, they presented a danger to...

The Giant Otter

The Giant Otter

The Pantanal is a great place to spot the Giant Otter, located in South America, precisely in the Orinoco, Amazonas, and La Plata rivers. The Pantanal’s wetland is an excellent place to spot the Giant Otter in its natural habitat while experiencing the beautiful...

The Enigmatic Jaguar

The Enigmatic Jaguar

The Pantanal in Brazil is a seasonally flooded inland delta system covering 150,000 square kilometers, making it the world's most extensive tropical wetland. It is also a World Heritage Site because of its incredible animal and plant diversity. It is famed for being...