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There is another world out there

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There are places around the globe that you hardly ever read of and rarely hear people talking about or if you do it’s because of negative press or controversial issues – not exactly the holiday destination most people think of. Be it for their remoteness, their apparently insignificant size, their notorious history, their political regime, extreme levels of poverty or peculiar culture, these are not the kind of places on people’s traditional bucket lists.

Yet there is a reason to seek them out and reveal the shining gems many of these remote corners of the world hide. Be it spectacular landscapes, awe-inspiring culture or unique lifestyle; these kinds of destinations promise the most eye-opening, unforgettable experiences one could ever imagine and they deserve to be discovered whilst still largely unknown to the throngs of tourists.

This is precisely what the travellers writing in this section of our post endeavour to do; to go out of their comfort zone and explore areas of the world that are little developed yet boast extreme levels of raw beauty and unique attractions found nowhere else on the planet. Find your inspiration for the remote and beautiful here.

Recent articles in There is another world out there

  • 23 Mar 2017
  • Travel Story
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Iran part II - A road trip

The second part of my eye-opening journey through Iran took me beyond the capital to the barely trodden, yet fascinating sights of Qom, the conservative city of Kashan with its traditional houses, the pretty rural beauty of Abyaneh and the amazing ancient metropolises of Parsagadae, Naqsh-e-Rostam and Persepolis. To round it all up I also stopped by Shiraz, the land of poets and came across the mountain nomads of Firuz Abad. Read on to find out about all the adventures that awaited me.
  • 29 Oct 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Barbuda bliss: a lost Caribbean paradise

Sasha Wood finds an unspoilt Caribbean hideaway and a haven for wildlife in Barbuda – one of the region's last undeveloped islands and blessed with miles of exotic pink-and-platinum beaches, fascinating coastal caves and ancient archaeology.
  • 30 Aug 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Hopping aboard the Hershey train in Cuba!

One of the least explored off the beaten track experiences in western Cuba, riding the Hershey train all the way from Havana to Matanzas, was sitting atop my bucket list of Cuban adventures. Here I unveil the secrets to venturing through this part of the island like locals do, with no other tourist in sight. Read on to find out more about my captivating three-hour Hershey train ride, the places to stop at and wander around, the must-do attractions worthy of getting off to see, and what lies at the end of the journey. This time I did it right and proper, I rode the whole 52 miles of track to Matanzas and back, discovering a rare, raw side of Cuba few are privileged to get to know upclose and personal.
  • 20 Jun 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Under the spell of the Western Sahara

I'd been dreaming of visiting <strong>Dakhla Bay</strong> for almost a decade and, in Easter 2016, I finally made it out there. Sandwiched between the Sahara Desert and Atlantic Ocean, this huge lagoon sits in the disputed region of Western Sahara, almost 1,000 miles south of Marrakesh (Morocco). There are no direct flights here from Europe, so your options are either to fly via Casablanca into Dakhla city (at least seven hours) or to endure the 600-mile road trip from Agadir.
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