Why climbing Adam’s Peak for sunrise was a letdown

Climbing Adam's Peak for sunrise is as popular an activity as riding the famous train from Kandy to Ella or going on an elephant safari. One of those "must-do" activities that everybody raves about, you can't miss it, the best thing they did in Sri Lanka, blah blah blah. I'm a sucker for these kinds... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Himalayas: The Packing List

After spending 3 months in Nepal and hiking a grand total of 400km I've finally sussed out what I need and what I can live without when it comes to packing. My first trip in December 2018 was a nine-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. My second visit during April and May... Continue Reading →

Killing time in Kandy

Kandy is a surprisingly big city nestled in the mountains of Sri Lanka's Central Province, a busy, dirty place surrounded by an endless sea of green. There are a few things to do here and it's worth a quick visit on your way to or from Ella. I didn't have any intention of visiting Colombo,... Continue Reading →

Things to do around Kathmandu

So you've survived your first few days in Kathmandu but now it's time to explore this beautiful and chaotic city! It has a lot to offer, amazing food and handmade craft stores, temples and stupas, parks and rivers. All of these things are (just about) within walking distance of Thamel, but it's very easy to... Continue Reading →

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