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You won't find anywhere remotely similiar to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Get ready for Kim-land.
North Korea: Pyongyang

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Axes schmaxes... Forget everything you've been told about this country. It might well be the nicest place you ever visited.
Iran: Shiraz

Asia Calling
Lost in Translation. Nowhere else does the past meet the future like in Japan.
Japan: Miyajima

Travel Photographers
Steve McCurry
His portrait of the Afghan Girl is one of the world's most recognized photographs.
Sebastiao Salgado
Perhaps the most important photographer of the early 21st century.

Travel News

Travel News: 7 June 2006: Best Beaches 2006

Pack your shorts and snorkling gear! Travel Channel has released its list over the world's 10 Best Beaches 2006. The biggest surprise is perhaps Newquay in England, but according to Travel Channel it's a a seaside haven and mecca for surfers from around the globe.


Travel News: 15 May 2006: Myanmar Capital Move

The Burmese government is settling into its brand new capital Naypyidaw (near Pyinmana), which lies about 600 kilometers north of the old capital Rangoon. The reason for the move is uncertain, but some theories include fear of a US invasion or it being the advice of the leader's astrologer. Don't count on going to Naypyidaw anytime soon, as the governmental areas are off-limits to civilians.

Travel News: 2 May 2006: Hotel Hot List

Renowned magazine Condé Nast Traveler has released its annual hot list over the world's 130 top new hotels. The recommended hotels are not for those on a very tight budget, but some of the choices are affordable at a little less than US$200.

Travel News: 22 March 2006: EU Black List

Thinking of traveling on airlines such as Air Koryo, Uhuru Airlines or Buraq Air? Think again! The European Commision publishes a black list of almost 100 airlines banned from the European Union. Read more about this at the European Commision's website.

It's not a country but a continent. China is a-changing, and you're invited.
China: Qixia Temple

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