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.
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 →
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 →
Depending on your route, time schedule and goals, you could spend anything from a few hours to 7 days on the train. My longest was a 57-hour journey from Vladimir to Krasnoyarsk, followed immediately by a 17-hour journey to Irkutsk, and thankfully I was well prepared. Here's everything you need to know, and what you... Continue Reading →
Privilege can show in many forms for many people, but it's very prevalent in the travelling world today. With so many travel bloggers (myself included) telling people to "just quit your job and travel", do we really understand the meaning of privilege?
I previously wrote a post on things every traveller hates to hear, but us travellers are just as bad for talking sh*t. We want everyone to think our lives are perfect, but trust me, they aren't. If there's a traveller in your life and you want to know how they really feel, here are your answers.... Continue Reading →