From the Middle East to the Far East, Tintin spends quite a bit of time exploring the Asian cultures and political events that filled European newspapers of the time. The Blue Lotus takes Tintin and Snowy to China, where the duo chases down a web of opium traffickers. Several adventures (and continents) later, Tintin returns in Land of Black Gold — this time to the deserts of the Middle East, where war in Europe is straining the oil supply and companies are using any means necessary to seize control of the valuable oil reserves. While chasing down international arms dealers and slave traders in The Red Sea Sharks, Tintin once again visits the Middle East, a dangerous trip that threatens to be his last!
In Tintin in Tibet, Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy travel to the Roof of the World (the Himalayas) on a seemingly hopeless mission to rescue Tintin’s friend, Chang. Tintin’s unflinching determination means that nothing — not even the “Abominable Snowman” — will deter him from saving Chang’s life!
In Flight 714, Tintin and Captain Haddock get sidetracked from their Australian vacation — that is, kidnapped and taken to a remote Pacific island.