Discovering North Korea

Posted by Crooked Compass

I have never been somewhere so confusing, yet so beautiful. A country with incredible landscapes, beautiful people but with an incredibly strange and unrelatable system in which the the country is run. Yes, I have now seen the inconceivable brainwashing for myself, but I have also learned the North Korean’s are so focused their people – having the best country for their population – although they live in an oppressed society, they know no different. 

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Best in Travel 2019

Posted by Crooked Compass

With 2019 in our sights it is time to list our favourite destinations and experiences to give you some travel inspiration to ponder for your upcoming adventures. At Crooked Compass, we are always on the look out for emerging destinations and new experiences to take our travellers to. From hidden beaches to city secrets to remote tribal villages it’s all about seeing what our incredible planet has on offer and getting there before the crowds.

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Why is the Snow Leopard under threat?

Posted by Crooked Compass

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the list of Threatened Species because the global population is estimated to number less than 10,000 mature individuals and set to decline about 10% in the next 23 years. As of 2016, the global population was estimated at 4,678 to 8,745 mature individuals but exact numbers are unknown and it is thought that there may be as few as 3,920 and

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