The arts industry is booming, tourism is peaking, the coastlines are sparkling, and the valleys are blooming – Bulgaria is quite possibly one of Europe’s best-kept secrets.
Nepal is the perfect balance of adventure and sleepy villages, with sides of food, prayer flags, snow, pastries, and yaks – it’s magical.
Whether you want to gaze at the Meekong and guzzle amok, go wild on Pub Street, drink bottles Angkor by the beach, climb a greased-up pole for cash on an island, or explore the wonders of the ancient city of Angkor, you’ll find it in this complex country of ancient history, dried fish, temples, turmeric soup, scams and smiling faces.
Australia may be big, expensive, lacking tourist-friendly public transport and a long way from virtually anywhere, but there’s a reason why so many travellers make the trip – it’s beautiful.
Grab your scarves and boots and get ready delve in to the breathtaking world of fire and ice – this is the best planet Earth has to offer. Iceland is home to more than 30 active volcanoes, and is still being shaped by the odd eruption – it’s one of the only places where you can drive along a highway and watch jets of steam and boiling mud shoot from the Earth’s core.
Whether you want to lay on a beach and forget about the world in Goa, explore the wonders of Kerala in a house boat, experience a first-class tour through the deserts of Rajasthan, motorbike around hundreds of temples in Hampi or rough it backpacker-style through the south – India has you covered.