A guide to the New East

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New east travel diaries

With breathtaking landscapes and a troubled history, the new east attracts travellers seeking the thrill of a journey into the unknown — sometimes without comfort or infrastructure. From a sacred salt lake in Russia to the steppes of Kyrgyzstan via a volcanic peninsula on the Pacific, this is a portfolio of visual reports from off the beaten track

Destination unknown

Two decades after independence, Armenia is still caught between past and future

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Salt of the earth

How a remote lake in southern Russia became a people’s paradise

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Off track

A guide to getting lost and finding yourself in Georgia without really trying

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Into the wild

Exploring the harsh beauty of Kamchatka with a video camera

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Pedal pushers

Meet the art collective trailblazing across rural Ukraine by bike

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High plains drifter

Getting back to nature in Kyrgyzstan, a land where time flows slow

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Road to Altai

A 953km trip through southern Russia becomes a journey into the Soviet past

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Days without sun

Winter comes to a summer resort in Crimea

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