Asia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of the Porta de Santiago at A Famosa Fort in Malacca, Malaysia. A Famosa is a 16th century Portuguese Fort in the historic town of Malacca (Melaka), built shortly after the Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511. In the following century, when the Dutch took over the port, they continued to use… Read More

I Love KL - City Gallery at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is a big modern Asian metropolis full of skyscrapers and shopping malls, growing over the years into a city that could rival Singapore. Still, beneath the city’s shiny modern exterior you will find a vibrant culture where multiple ethnicities merge to create a unique blend of cultural customs, characterized by the different food… Read More

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of a boat heading up the Melaka River in Melacca, Malaysia. I just returned from a trip to Malaysia where I visited Melacca for the first time. I was instantly impressed by the stunning buildings of the Old Town, where the Melaka River is developed like a canal with picturesque buildings… Read More

Ama Dablan sunset in Dingboche, Nepal

The Trek Home: From Gorak Shep to Lukla

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This is day 19 to 24 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I had been on the trail for nearly three weeks, trekking well over 200 kilometres over tough terrain and most of it at high altitude, often over 5000 metres, and now I was… Read More

Mount Everest at sunrise from Kala Pattar in Nepal

A Sunrise Meeting with Mount Everest

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This is day 19 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek My alarm went off at 4:30am but I hadn’t really been sleeping anyway. Sleep is hard to come by at over 5000 metres (16500ft) in altitude and I had been in and out of… Read More

Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Everest Base Camp: The End of the Road

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This is day 18 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It had been a long, challenging but incredibly rewarding trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal over the past couple of weeks. It had its highs and lows but the scenery was simply spectacular, the… Read More

Trekking to Lobuche, Nepal

Dzongla to Lobuche in Nepal

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This is day 17 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek The trek over the Cho La Pass had left me tired and exhausted, and so the short and relatively easy walk to Lobuche today would be much appreciated by my weary legs. I left… Read More

Crossing the Cho La Pass in Nepal

Trekking the Cho La Pass in Nepal

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This is day 16 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was dark and freezing when my alarm went off. I was up at 5am to attempt the toughest part of my trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The first light of day… Read More

View of Cho Oyu on the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal

Across the Ngozumpa Glacier to Tagnag, Nepal

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This is day 15 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It’s possible to cross the Cho La Pass, between Gokyo and Lobuche – located on the main trail to Everest – in one day. However it is a very long day, and it is… Read More

View of Gokyo and mountains from the summit of Gokyo Ri in Nepal

A Breathtaking Climb to the Summit of Gokyo Ri in Nepal

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This is day 14 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was a bitterly cold morning in Gokyo. I awoke at 6am to a softly lighted dawn view of the lake outside my window, the snow dusted mountains reflecting on the calm water. After… Read More

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