Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

If Mongolia’s yin is its pristine countryside, then Ulaanbaatar (UB) conforms nicely to its yang. An enormous city of pulsating commerce, heavy traffic, sinful nightlife and bohemian counter-culture, the Mongolian capital stirs as… [Read More]


Al-Jahra- Al-Jahra, 32km west of Kuwait City, is the site where invading troops from Saudi Arabia were defeated (with British help) in 1920. It was also the site of the Gulf War’s infamous ‘turkey shoot’ – the Allied destruction of a stalled Iraqi… [Read More]

Yangon, Burma

Yangon is the capital and the largest city of Burma. Formerly known as Rangoon, the city derived its name from the two words yan and koun, which mean “enemies” and “run out of”. It was founded in the 500s as Dagon, a small fishing… [Read More]