Garam Chashma, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Grab your calendar - Lonely Planet have recently published their new travel book Best In Travel 2012 - often regarded as the definitive guide for the coolest, most exciting places to visit. Included in the categories are best value, best city and top regions. We present some choice extracts to whet your wanderlust - let us know your favourites.
Lonely Planet's Best Value Destinations for 2012, 2: Tajikistan
Marco Polo was impressed, and you will be too, once you have experienced the stunning scenery of this safe, stable Central Asian nation. It can be accessed at dirt-cheap rates, even including the hire of a car and driver.
Watch: kayaker encounters blue whale
Was this really an alien sighting in the Amazon?
In location one, must the “stunning scenery” include a gentleman casually displaying his arse?
Must visit holiday spots for 2012..................................... I could think of hundreds of places far better than your 8!!!!!!
No doubt about it, the 2 day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake was definitely a highlight of my stay in Myanmar. I recommend it highly and, if he is available, try and get Harri SIngh as your guide. He can be found through the Golden Lily Guesthouse there. However, there are many good "local" guides in Kalaw that can lead you and introduce you to all the diversity that trail has to offer. But, one thing you need to be aware of and that is to stay far away from the Ever Smile Trekking Believe it or not, I think that they are the worst human beings that I have ever come across in my entire life. They are not locals and direct 100% of their energies toward slandering the humble local family guides. They combat their own deficiencies by creating horrible lies about others in the business and as a result are despised by the community. This resentment can be felt all along the trail as villages, farmers, and other guides turn a cold shoulder as Ever Smile groups walk by. Adversely, if you are with a local family guide, that wonderful countryside and its effervescent people welcome you as only Myanmar can.
So, put Kalaw on your itinerary, and enjoy your trip, and if there is anything that I might be able to help you with as you prepare to go please do not hesitate to ask. I love traveling in Myanmar more than anything else in life.So you should never book the trekking with the Ever Smile Trekking agency.
Please one information in kalaw is the if you plan to go for the trekking never book the trekking with the ever smile trekking agency in kalaw and one of the cook of the Ever Smile and he stole my camera and seriously bad situation at there Ever Smile.
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