Top 8 Things to Do: In Pokhara

If you were planning a ‘staycation’ in Nepal, you would likely be organising an itinerary for Pokhara. This lakeside town is number one for domestic Nepalese tourists and a firm favourite with international visitors. With picturesque landscapes and just the right amount of tourist infrastructure, it’s somewhere you can easily spend some time. For me, it was part of a relaxing transition from trekking before … Continue reading Top 8 Things to Do: In Pokhara

Approaching Nepal’s Wild West (Part 3 of 3)

A major part of Upper Mustang, Nepal is the journey there and back. We took a jeep up, passing people walking along the road who were trying and failing to shield themselves from the clouds of dust that covered them from each passing vehicle. Luckily for us, when we later walked down this same road ourselves, we were fortunate not to get as dusty, even … Continue reading Approaching Nepal’s Wild West (Part 3 of 3)

Trekking near the Tibetan border (Part 2 of 3)

As we started to walk into this new valley, I was immediately blown away by the beautiful scenery. Pine tree covered cliffs of rock towered up into a veil of mist confirming this is indeed a secret and special place. We followed the river all the way up which made for a pleasant walk (until the seriously steep hill at the end), including a quick … Continue reading Trekking near the Tibetan border (Part 2 of 3)

Who agrees to trek for 35 days?! (Part 1 of 3)

For those who have ever considered lacing up their hiking boots to go trekking in Nepal, you may have heard of the Annapurna Circuit. It’s one of country’s most popular routes. It crosses a wide variety of terrain, it’s not too easy (nothing here is), it’s not too hard and it goes through a number of popular towns and villages where you could easily spend … Continue reading Who agrees to trek for 35 days?! (Part 1 of 3)

Walking through the clouds… to Everest

For many, Nepal is synonymous with trekking. Mt Everest in particular, as the world’s tallest peak, continues to mystify and entice generations since it was first conquered by the New Zealand / Nepal duo Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. It’s why Tim and I are starting our travels in Nepal. Tim is trekking the length of the Nepal Himalayas, completing the Great … Continue reading Walking through the clouds… to Everest

And Finally to France…

Our first glimpse of France was as we drove through the Alps from Italy to Spain. The region was a riot of Autumn colours and was breathtakingly beautiful. Crisp mornings with lots of sunshine…. I didn’t want to leave. Aside from beautiful towns such as the fairytale Carcassone (below) we also got to see the Roman’s Pont du Gard which I remember learning about in … Continue reading And Finally to France…