It's cold when you first get in, but then you go numb.
A decade ago, an adventurous traveller might have trekked to the world's highest waterfall, toured the Roman ruins of Leptis Magna, or admired the imposing Crac des Chevaliers. No longer. The world has, on the whole, become a smaller place since 2010 – although there are a few positive notes.
Throat singing, falconry and eating mutton dumplings with locals are just some of the experiences to savour in this remarkable country.
It's a vast and breathtaking wilderness and while visitors numbers have plummeted, there are plans to turn that around.
How a community made an African desert town feel like home.
More than 6.4 million tourists – almost the population of Victoria – visit the Grand Canyon National Park every year.
Potions and piranhas in the Peruvian Amazon aboard river ship Delfin III.
Fiji's tallest mountain is not very big, but climbing it is still a challenge.
You won't need any special equipment or skills (other than fitness) to reach these peaks.
I urge you, if you love to travel, commit yourself to the safari experience.
The food may be way better and the journey more environmentally friendly than it used to be, but the magic of visiting this part of the world never changes.
A frolic with a marine creature seven metres long is an experience to treasure.