“Your lips are turning blue,” said the Kiwi pilot, shouting over the roaring chopper. “That’s the first sign of altitude sickness.” If the blades are turned off, the helicopter won’t start again in the thin, dry air.
Any good traveler knows that the more challenging destinations are almost always the most rewarding, and this is very much the case with Song-Kul Lake, the second-largest lake in Kyrgyzstan.
I’d been wanting to visit the Magical Tattoo Festival at Wat Bang Phra in Nakon Pathom, Thailand for years. This year, I finally had the chance, and what a festival it was!