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Hazy valley view near Jiri, Nepal

The Journey Begins: Trekking from Jiri to Shivalaya in Nepal

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This is day 1 of my recent 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal I looked out at the hazy view before me, the surprisingly hot sun shining down on the damp earth and lifting a mist up from the ground to shroud the mountains and valleys. I stood amongst fields of millet and not… Read More

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

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

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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

Vegetables for sale on a street in Kathmandu, Nepal

Vegetables for sale on a street in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Today's travel photo is of a shop selling vegetables on the street in Kathmandu, Nepal. As you can probably tell, this building was damaged in the earthquake and is basically being held up by those wooden struts wedged in between the roof and the ground. You can't see it in this photo, but the entire… Read More

Damaged stupa in Junbesi, Nepal

Damaged Stupa in Junbesi, Nepal

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Today's travel photo is of the damaged stupa in the village of Junbesi in Nepal, on the Jiri to Lukla trail. There was a lot of earthquake damage in the villages along the trail from Jiri, and in some places there were few buildings that had remained unscathed. Here in Junbesi, even the village stupa… Read More

Glacier, mountain and lake view from Gokyo Ri, Nepal

Travellers, it’s time to return to Nepal

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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

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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

The Likhu Khola in Kinja, Nepal

The Likhu Khola in Kinja, Nepal

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Today's travel photo is of the Likhu Khola near Kinja in Nepal. I took this photo while crossing the river via a suspension bridge on the way to the village of Kinja, situated in this beautiful fertile valley, and where we would stop for lunch. We started the day in Bhandar at 2200m, but we… Read More

View from the Deurali Pass in Nepal

View from the Deurali Pass in Nepal

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Today's travel photo is of the view from the top of the Deurali Pass while hiking between the villages of Shivalaya and Bhandar in Nepal. I took this photo on the second day of my recent 24 day hike around the Everest region of Nepal. I started in Jiri the day before and hiked a… Read More

Hakuba, Japan

What you need to know about Hakuba, Japan

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Hakuba valley in Japan is one of the world’s most popular skiing destinations. And once you get there, you’ll immediately know what the hype is all about. In the peak of the snow season from December through to February, you are almost guaranteed heavy snowfall (they average about 11 metres per season). There are a… Read More

Jumbo Kingdom in Hong Kong

11 Unusual Things to see and do in Hong Kong

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The mention of Hong Kong brings to mind a bustling metropolis perfect for shopping and fine dining, yet Hong Kong is so much more. Go beyond the city boasting the most sky scrapers in the world and you’ll find jaw dropping scenery, sparkling clear blue waters and hidden beaches just waiting to be explored. A… Read More

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