Iran is not only home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but also a place where great movies are made. The most recent case is "The salesman" by Asghar Farhadi which won the Academy Award for best foreign language film of 2016.
Born and raised in Ukraine, I have never been much interested in traveling in other former Soviet republics. Somehow I was sure that it will resemble home so much I will not feel like I am exploring something new. But I could not have been more wrong! Luckily, I decided to trust my old interest in Uzbekistan, formed by pictures of ancient cities resembling "Thousand and One Nights" fairytales and stories about campaigns of Alexander the Great.
Our tour leaders not only work but live in Asia as well. Not surprisingly, they know many interesting places that get overlooked by most travelers for now but have a lot of potential.
I love Asia chose five less known destinations in Asia that you should consider visiting this year.
Every fan of India will tell you that if you have not tried Indian street food, you missed half of impressions. Same goes for street drinks, which in India are varied and many. Some, like masala tea and fresh juices are well known, while other, like aloe vera juice remain largely unknown even to biggest lovers of India.
Not only our guides live in Asia permanently, they also spend a lot of time travelling in different Asian countries. As well as exploring famous spots, they hunt for lesser known places, which have all the potential of turning into the next big thing.
Travel guides of I love Asia have shared their favourite little known spots that they recently visited and admired.