Climbing Pidurangala Rock for sunrise in Sigiriya

Sigiriya is a small town a few hours north of Kandy, home to an ancient fortress on top of the 200m tall Sigiriya Rock, also known as Lion Rock. It's become one of the main tourist attractions in Sri Lanka, and it's worth a visit on your Sri Lankan adventure if you like big rocks... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Himalayas: how to hike on a budget

Hiking should always be free, but sometimes there are things you have to pay for. Permits and park fees, food, accommodation, and good gear are essential. Hiking in Nepal is spectacular but costs can add up really quickly when you pay for three meals a day, snacks, drinks, and guesthouses, plus more if you have... Continue Reading →

Climbing the 8000 stairs of Taishan

After riding the Trans Mongolian from Russia to China and only doing one actual day hike I was pretty desperate to climb a mountain... never thought I'd say that. But I made up my mind to head south from Beijing to the small city of Tai'An, to climb the holiest of the five great mountains.... Continue Reading →

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