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…

Our six month Southeast Asia and Nepal travel itinerary

As you may have gathered from our ‘about’ page, Chris and I are heading off to South-East Asia and Nepal for six months.There is no doubt that this itinerary will change (which is totally okay!) but we thought it best to have some semblance of a plan. Chris and I are firm believers in serendipity…