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 →

Cruising The Mekong – The Trip Of A Lifetime | Partnered Post

The Mekong River, one of the world’s great rivers, originates from the Tibetan plateau. The countries China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam are the countries this mighty river runs through before emptying into the sea at the Mekong Delta. It’s not just the majesty of the river that needs to be appreciated, but also... Continue Reading →

Ninjas and Buddhas in Luoyang

I was skeptical to visit these after such a wonderful day exploring the Yungang Grottoes, but I had nothing to worry about. In fact, if I had to recommend just one, it would be the Longmen Grottoes! Although the caves themselves don't have the colour or detail of Yungang, the scale of the complex will blow your mind.

Rest and relaxation in Pokhara

While Thamel was the place to 'relax' after an intense 17-day hike to Everest Base Camp, Pokhara was an even better place to relax after hiking all over the Annapurna region. Or before, for that matter. With nothing to do but chill by the lake and eat all the food, it's the perfect place for... 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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