Syed Zakir Hossain for The New York Times. A land mainly known for troubles is also a place to relax on broad beaches amid friendly hosts.
This dynamic country proudly considers itself to be an active participant in an… [Read More]


When Lonely Planet was hitting the Asia overland trail in the 1970s, Afghanistan was known for its dramatic mountain scenery and the unparalleled hospitality of its people. At the turn of the 21st century the country [Read More]


Laos is developing quickly but still has much of the tradition that has disappeared in a frenzy of bulldozers, concrete and reality TV elsewhere in the region. Village life is refreshingly simple and even in Vientiane it’s hard to [Read More]