The iron, the melon and the jug: the weirdest Stans buildings – in pictures

From Ashgabat’s falcon-shaped airport to Dushanbe’s giant flagpole, and more than a few Eyes of Sauron, the Stans don’t shy away from eye-popping architecture

The world’s most extraordinary hotels – in pictures

The Lonely Planet’s inaugural list of the world’s most extraordinary places to stay can be found in this link