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Getting Lost in the Forests & Folklore of North Kazakhstan

Myth and misadventure on a hiking trip to Burabay National Park.

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The Mystical Origins of the Kukeri: Bulgaria’s Strangest Folk Festival

Sun gods, mystery cults, ancient initiations... this bizarre festival is older than you might think.

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An Occult Psychogeography of Hawksmoor’s London Churches

The ultimate conspiracy theory tour – starring Boadicea, Jack the Ripper and Pharaoh Ramesses II.

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Encountering Haitian Vodou: The Grand Cimetière of Port-au-Prince

I went to Haiti in search of real vodou… but ended up with more than I bargained for.

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Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden: A Glimpse of the Buddhist Underworld

Take a guided tour into the bowels of Buddhist Hell, at the Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden in Thailand.

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Astana: The Illuminati Capital of Kazakhstan

Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is a futuristic city of symbols - with rumoured links to Freemasonry,

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The Ancient Capital: Kaesong, North Korea

Kaesong is the ancient capital of the Koryo Dynasty, and one of North Korea’s most popular cultura

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Bran Castle: A Tour of Count Dracula’s Transylvanian Lair

A visit to Romania’s Bran Castle - aka ‘Dracula’s Castle’ - and a look at the real ‘Vlad t

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Pobiti Kamani: Bulgaria’s Stone Forest

Pobiti Kamani is a unique geological phenomenon which has perhaps no parallel to be found anywhere i

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The Bohemian Blog

The Bohemian Blog is an alternative travel journal, dedicated to exploring the bizarre, the macabre and other secret wonders of the world.

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Darmon Richter

Darmon Richter is a freelance writer and photographer; an experienced urban explorer and self-confessed dark tourist.

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