Unlikely escapes in the new east: dispatches from the road less travelled

How far are you prepared to go for a unique summer break? From a mountain spa resort in Tajikistan to a sailing trip in southern Russia, our correspondents have searched out the hidden treasures of the new east. With stories updated over the week, this is a special report from the road less travelled.

Taking the waters: How to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

Return to Lake Balaton: Revisiting communist Hungary's favourite summer holiday resort

Winds of change: Can sailing transform unlovely Yeysk into a Russian riviera?

Go forth and multiply: Notes from an accidental fertility tour of Central Asia

Beyond borders: A journey through the disputed republics of Transcaucasia

Rich seam: In search of amber, Kaliningrad's famous yellow stone