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Stupas and prayer flags at Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Visit to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) in Kathmandu, Nepal

The city of Kathmandu in Nepal is full of important religious sites and temples. One of the most important of these is Swayambhunath, or more commonly known to tourists as "The Monkey Temple". During my recent trip to Nepal, I took a morning to head out through the streets of Kathmandu to check out this well known site… Read More

Kilimanjaro challenge

Climb Kilimanjaro and Conquer Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's is something that I hold close to my heart. My Grandmother had the disease in her old age and it basically destroyed her mind. In the end she had no idea who any of her family were. When I went to visit her, it was like she was looking at a stranger. She didn't… Read More

Wall of bones in the Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris

Being a more adventurous traveller, I usually find myself seeking out unusual things to do and to wander the path less travelled, rather than just sticking to the popular tourist attractions. Even in a city such as Paris - one of the most visited cities in the world - I was determined to get away… Read More

Glacier, mountain and lake view from Gokyo Ri, Nepal

Travellers, it’s time to return to Nepal

As most of you will know, unless you live under a rock, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. The quake devastated the country. Thousands of people died. Others lost their homes and businesses. Important religious sites and monuments that have stood for hundreds of years were reduced to piles of… Read More

Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

5 fascinating archaeological sites in Vietnam and Cambodia

A journey to Southeast Asia isn’t just about tasting delicious food, exploring fantastic natural landscapes or lounging on beautiful beaches. On top of all that, the region is home to some of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world. With many surrounded by the jungle, a trip to some of the fantastic sites of… Read More

A grotesque looks out over Paris

Gargoyles and Grotesques: The Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

We fell in love with Notre Dame Cathedral on our first day in Paris. It was a dream come true for my wife and something that I knew we would remember forever, but we weren't yet done with Notre Dame. Although we had explored the interior of the church, we wanted to get up amongst… Read More

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