Kathmandu to India by bike: Nepal

Feels good to be back in the saddle I never thought I’d be writing this on my iPad in squeezed in Hugo’s one man tent. We are currently situated in a middle of a field where a police checkpoint over looks, after asking the local chief where we could sleep. It’s been an eventful three […]

The horrendous bike hunt: Kathmandu, Nepal

So back to the bike hunt. Hugo and I spent two and a half days before coming to the conclusion that buying a touring bike in Nepal is practically impossible. As painful as the bike hunt has been, I’ve actually learnt an awful lot about bikes. Bikes are pretty expensive in Nepal due to the […]

Maha Shivaratri Festival at Pashupatinath Temple: Kathmandu, Nepal

After a well deserved post-trek beer, burger and maybe a few glasses of red wine, Hugo and I caught the first bus back to Kathmandu. The road from Pokhara to Kathmandu is in “good condition” by Nepali standards but it didn’t seem to limit the number of near death experiences we encountered. For the first time […]

Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Nepal

  I hadn’t come to Nepal to trek yet I find myself climbing the tenth highest mountain in the world. The Annapurna Sanctuary is Nepal’s most popular trekking area and provides much of the country’s income. I prefer to go “off the beaten track” but there is a reason why tourists fly hundreds of miles […]