Archive for the 'Nepal' Category

Introducing the best guidebook to Kathmandu city

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Kathmandu city guidebook

Welcome to the evolution of travel guidebooks Last year I began publishing guidebooks to Nepal because I truly wanted to deliver something that would help people get the most out of their trip. And quite frankly, the current crop of guidebooks to Nepal are just not up to scratch. Nepal is a very different country to say… Continue reading more »

Girl on horseback in the Nepalese mountains

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Nepalese Women with horses - Nepal

Riding into the mountains of Nepal My guide and I were coming back from the Annapurna Circuit in the dead of winter when we came across these tough ladies and their horses. The young girl riding the white horse was joining them on the long journey back home. The story behind this photograph Towards the… Continue reading more »

The smiling man of Bhaktapur

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Smiling man from Bhaktapur

An old man with a smile in Bhaktapur Nepal Bhaktapur is probably my favourite old city in Nepal. It lacks the pollution and traffic congestion of Kathmandu and is filled with temples and little streets. Perhaps it’s biggest draw are the people that live in the old town. They are brimming with character. The story… Continue reading more »

Blizzard Kills Trekkers on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal: updated

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit Nepal

Trekkers die on the way down from Thorong La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit The past 24 hours has had tragic news coming out of Nepal. 20 30 39 trekkers have so far been reported dead in an unexpected blizzard that hit the popular Annapurna mountain range on Tuesday. I’ve been in constant with people I know… Continue reading more »

Tips on how to leave from Kathmandu airport

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Looking out an airplane window at Kathmandu_resize_resize

Surely it’s not that hard to leave Nepal? If you read my article/help guide on how to survive arriving into Kathmandu airport and did indeed survive you might think leaving would be easy. I don’t blame you. So did I. More than once. The answer is of course it’s a lot harder to fly out… Continue reading more »

How Patan got its name Lalitpur “The Beautiful City”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Patan "Lalitpur" Durbar Square during sunset, Nepal

Patan is one of Kathmandu valleys greatest and oldest cities to visit. It’s also known as Lalitpur which translated means “Beautiful city” – there’s a good reason for this. Patan is a city filled with artisans, craftsmen and designers. It’s with this in mind that we can enjoy uncovering one of Patan’s oldest enigmas. A… Continue reading more »

From living goddess to former Kumari & schoolgirl

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
ari Samita Bajracharya,with a photograph of her when she was a goddess, Nepal

A return visit to my Living Goddess friend If you’ve not read about my previous visits to the Kumari living goddess in Nepal I encourage you to do so before reading here. It’s a fascinating journey that will take you from my initial search right up to becoming friends with the Kumari and her family.… Continue reading more »