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

A Breathtaking Climb to the Summit of Gokyo Ri in Nepal


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

View of Gokyo village and Cho Oyu in Nepal

Gokyo: The Land of Sacred Lakes in Nepal


This is day 13 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It’s not easy to sleep at high altitude and I awoke in Machhermo feeling quite weary after a broken night’s sleep. It was a freezing cold morning and the water in the bucket which… Read More

Prayer flags above Machhermo in Nepal

Contemplation at 4500m: Machhermo, Nepal


This is day 12 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek Today would be a short day of trekking as I was now above 4000 metres and needed to make sure that I ascended slowly for acclimatisation purposes. Although Gokyo was in easy reach, it… Read More

View of the village of Mong La in Nepal

Trekking from Namche to Dole in Nepal


This is day 11 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek From Namche Bazaar, the way to Everest takes you back across the Dudh Kosi to the village of Tengboche, before heading up the valley of the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Instead of taking this… Read More

Gorak Shep, Nepal

Return to Nepal: My Next Adventure


November has crept up on me very fast and I’m now in my last week before more adventures begin. This is the point where my mind can’t stop thinking about everything that I need to do before I go, and so, as usual,  I’m running around like a mad chook, and, as usual, probably unnecessarily… Read More

Rural Road in Vang Vieng, Laos

2013: A Year of Travel


I can’t believe that it’s the end of the year already. In just a couple of days, 2013 will come to an end and a new year will begin, bringing with it a whole new set of challenges and experiences. It is at this time of the year that we all tend to look back… Read More

Somphamit Waterfall on Don Khone, Laos

Cycling around Don Khone to Somphamit Waterfall


Wiping the sleep from my eyes, I stepped out onto the balcony of our bungalow. A channel of the Mekong River flowed lazily by before me under a beautiful blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. There was hardly another sound besides the calm sound of the water, and as I looked around I suddenly… Read More

Farmer and cattle on Koh Trong, Cambodia

Koh Trong: A Taste of Rural Cambodia


“The boat leave…maybe twenty minute” said a random friendly local as we stared out at the muddy waters of the Mekong River in Kratie, Cambodia. I was looking down at the empty dock, wondering whether there actually was a boat or not. This friendly man went on to tell us that the ferry wasn’t here… Read More

View of Cat Ba National Park, Vietnam

Hiking in Cat Ba National Park, Vietnam


Most of Cat Ba Island in Vietnam is designated as national park, with jungle clad limestone karsts that are home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including the rarest primate species in the world: the Golden Headed Langur (Cat Ba Langur). From Cat Ba Town you can take a lot of different tours… Read More

View of Halong Bay in Vietnam

Cruising and Kayaking in Halong Bay, Vietnam


Halong Bay was one of those places that I knew I wanted to visit in Vietnam, but I wasn’t sure that I would like it. It is undoubtedly some of the most stunning scenery in the world, however a lot of people describe the area as “tourism gone bad”. For this reason we decided to… Read More