by Abigail Haworth
Vang Vieng, deep in the jungle of Laos, is a backpacker paradise where there are no rules. Last year at least 27 travellers died there, and countless more were injured
Pamukkale (‘cotton castle’ in Turkish) is a natural site in Denizli Province, Turkey, containing hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.