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 →

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 →

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