Getting to know Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | January 28th, 2008
A Sadu in Kathmandu, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Two friends showed up a day after the riots. I didn’t know anything about Kathmandu, there was no better time to explore the ancient city. Nobody seemed that concerned with the riots I had been in the middle of the day before. As I rushed to get the photographs to the BBC,… Continue reading more »

The Riots in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | January 27th, 2008
Medical Teams moving into acton, Kathmandu, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Something was up in Kathmandu. People were quite, little was said. I had friends coming, and needed to get out an explore. Not to mention arrange my Tibetan permit. I didn’t get very far … It was pancakes in real butter for breakfast. Kathmandu also looked after it’s tourists too. It was… Continue reading more »

First taste of Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | January 26th, 2008
Something up on the streets of Kathmandu? (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Thinking my time in Pokhara was over, I grabbed a bus for the capital Kathmandu. There was no way in my mind it was going to be better than Pokhara had been. My plan was simple, meet friends, see some sights, move on to Tibet. What happened over the next few weeks… Continue reading more »

Mining the River Seti in Pokhara

Published in: Nepal | January 16th, 2008
Nepalese Miners on the River Sai, Pokhara, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:The following is the original journal write up from the river Seti. Please read my Real People Story: Talika the twelve year old miner from Nepal For a better read along with photographs and a podcast.   After a rather dodgy introduction to a local Nepalese dish of deep fried goat sternum and… Continue reading more »

Things to do around Pokhara in Nepal

Published in: Nepal | January 15th, 2008
The peace and quite of Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: After the Annapurna circuit it was time to relax a little. Catch up on email, catch up on life and learn some more about Nepal. Being back in the land of omadi padi hum, para-gliders and general tranquil peace had a strange homey feel about it. Maybe it was the fact that… Continue reading more »

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part four- The Decent

Published in: Nepal | January 7th, 2008
Pre Dawn over the Throung Pedi Pass (clcik to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The following is the fourth in a four part travel entry on my trek around the Annapurna circuit. Day 8 Annapurna Circuit Journal (continued): Thorung Pedi High Camp – Thorung Pedi Pass – Muktinath I offered to take the Koreans photos as their camera had frozen up. Narwin then urged us to head down… Continue reading more »

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part Three – The summit

Published in: Nepal | January 4th, 2008
Above the Mountains, Thorung Pedi, Nepal (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The following is the third in a four part travel entry on my trek around the Annapurna circuit. Day 7 Annapurna Circuit Journal: Yak Kharka – Thorung Pedi – High Camp I woke up feeling OK, but wondered if continuing on was the best thing. I had one more night at high altitude… Continue reading more »