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

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

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

Walking To Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal


After an amazing two weeks of trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal, I was back in the capital city of Kathmandu, with a couple of days spare before heading to the south of the country. I had experienced a glimpse of what Kathmandu was all about when I had first… Read More

Kathmandu – First impressions of Nepal


In November 2009, I set out on my dream of trekking the Himalayas in Nepal. Like most travelers, my journey to Nepal started with a flight to Kathmandu. The flight from Brisbane, Australia took around 16 hours including a 4 hour lay over in Singapore. As I can hardly ever get any sleep on planes, I arrived… Read More