This landlocked Central Asia nation borders four different countries and as such, doesn't offer glistening beaches and seas but what it lacks in sand and sea it more than makes up for it in scenery. One of the most remote nations on the planet, Tajikistan is a haven for hikers and trekkers who seek to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Silk Road traders, experiencing the undulating mountain tops and the deserts of high altitude, said to be akin to the moon's surface. Though the capital city Dushanbe works hard to impress in terms of its neoclassical architecture, in truth, it's the country's more remote landscapes that will really get the juices of even the most ardent adventurer flowing. Trek through Tajikistan's deep valleys and you'll experience the local settlements, home to subsidence farming, with generations living a simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. For those that enjoy the simple things in life, Tajikistan is a destination that ticks all of the boxes.