When you travel, sometimes it's not so much about the place you travel to but the people you meet. And sometimes the people you meet can be a little... out there.
When I went to Afghanistan in February for the Afghan Ski Challenge, I was the "out there" one for my friends. But I have never met a woman like Candace Lau, a 28-year-old Chinese-Australian photographer who took a year off work to travel on the cheap through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran.
For the full story, click here, but you must watch the video below. It (and she) is mesmerizing.