I Found Wild Beauty. It’s In Jordan

As the plane ducks below the beige haze that sits heavily above the city of Amman, the first flat roofs of the sprawling Jordanian capital roll out before me. It reminds me of the time I was forced to learn crochet, a mess of crooked squares clumsily roped together with wiggly roads and dusty paths.…

Six experiences under $6 in Kathmandu

1.Visit the Boudhanath Stupa This ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world and is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kathmandu. It is swathed in myth and legend and I suggest having a read about the history and purpose of this construction before visiting.The stupa itself is impressive and there…

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: The Practicalities

I have cobbled together some bits and pieces of information that might help you if you are planning to do some trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you want to read the story then click here and here! First off, why choose the A.B.C trek over all the other available treks?  A.B.C is…

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part two

Part one of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp left us shivering in Bamboo, so if you haven’t read up until there then go back and do so.From Bamboo to Macchapucchre base camp (M.B.C)By this stage of the trek we had put a strict moratorium on asking our ever-patient guide, Simon, if the trek that day…

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Part one

Three or four months ago, the slightest hill would leave me puffed and red faced. In fact, I used to go well out my way to avoid even the smallest of inclines. I just hated walking up hills. So why then did you find me walking up, literally, the world’s largest hills just last week?…

Death and culture shock at Pashupatinath

*Warning: Some people may find some of the images included in this article confronting or distressing.  Having lived in Australia for most of my life, I've never really been exposed to death. I've never even been to a funeral. Despite this, I've always harboured a small fascination with the afterlife and the rituals that accompany…

Tonsai: Astonishingly beautiful and a little bit frustrating

Leaving from Krabi to Tonsai, I had a few firm expectations about our next destination. Tonsai has picked up a reputation for being a hippie commune as well as an incredibly popular rock climbing spot. I had also heard of the beach's towering limestone cliffs and spectacular sunset. Needless to say, after Khao Sok national…

10 Things to Know Before You Go: Koh Tao

Mr. Ahmin's banana pancakes are the only dessert you need on Koh Tao Located on the corner next to the Lotus Resort pool on Sairee Beach, Mr Ahmin's banana pancakes became a staple part of our Koh Tao diets. Every night, Jo and I would venture forth with banana and Nutella pancakes smothered in condensed…

Khao Sok and the Quandary of Travel Blogging

* This article gets a bit confusing if you haven't read Adventurous Kate's article so make sure you go ahead and read it and then come back here (Link is below!) We had made the decision to add the little jungle town of Khao Sok into our itinerary after reading the brief description of its…