No trip is too outlandish, writes James Schloeffel, if it delivers an unbeatable anecdote.
In freezing Kyrgyzstan, Barbara Bryan has dinner in a yurt and is warmed by hearty soup, vodka and dancing.
From war zones to playgrounds, rust belts to resorts, the ABC's legion of foreign correspondents has seen it all. But even reporters need a holiday. David Scott asks six to nominate their favourite destinations.