Category Archives: Nepal

into the breach

Well the time has come to say farewell to my beloved Nepal, Pheri phetong la (see you again soon). Goodbye to the country that made me take leave of my senses and jump off a 160m suspension bridge, the country … Continue reading

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to base camp and back

A tale of trekking, mountain volleyball, Indiana Jones-style-bridges, making momos, leeches, midnight runs in the rain to the outdoors toilet and soaring snow capped Himalayan peaks…interested? Let me elaborate…for the past twelve days I have been hiking the Annapurna Sanctuary … Continue reading

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belaying, blood suckers and beer

This has definitely been the week of extreme sports for me! I was so pleased to finally have my India visa and be able to book tickets to Pune, sort out trekking and generally get out of the limbo that … Continue reading

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the twists and turns of fate

It’s funny how things can work out quite unexpectedly; from an annoying situation to possibly the most entertaining three days I’ve had yet in Asia! Monday morning, 6am I rock up to the Indian embassy to find there is nobody … Continue reading

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preparing for doomsday

Tomorrow morning I shall be getting up at 5.30am to have my final triste with the Indian Embassy and I have a deep sense of gloom and foreboding about the whole thing. I do, however, have a masterful infantile response … Continue reading

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the elephants’ bathtime

We left Pokara early in the morning and caught the bus down to the village of Souraha on the borders of the Chitwan National Park in the southern strip of Nepal known as the Terai. Our bus was greeted by … Continue reading

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glimpses of the top of the world

Yesterday morning at 7am we saw our first glimpse of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Finally I can understand what all the fuss is about, you see all the postcards showing the perfect panoramic view of … Continue reading

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from blessings to boating

Deciding we needed a little more cultural insight into life and religion in Nepal, other than that provided by the Lonely Planet, Kristy and I decided to spend a day with a¬†guide, Krishnu,¬†visiting a few places in and around Kathmandu. … Continue reading

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namaste, nepal

After a slightly rocky start to my arrival in Nepal I have decided that this place is pretty damn cool! My flight from Sri Lanka to Doha was slightly marred by the fact that my video screen was not working … Continue reading

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