Archive for the 'Nepal' Category

The Bestselling Guidebook to Nepal & Bitcoin Cryptocurrency purchase options!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Digital and print Nepal guidebooks

My Nepal guidebook has outsold all the others … & is now available in Bitcoin! Two announcements! Part I: Making it to the bestseller list Part II: New Bitcoin, Litcoin crypto purchase options of the guidebook here It made a good start to the new year when my publisher at Himalayan Travel Guides was tallying up… Continue reading more »

Liquid Gold: finding & losing the best coffee in Nepal

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Freshly roasted espresso coffee in Pokhara Pizza and Coffee

What’s coffee like in Nepal? If I’d had the ability 10 years ago, I’d have invested in Nepali coffee. I still might, if it weren’t for Nepali bureaucracy. The coffee in Nepal is amazingly good but poorly roasted (do see my review on the best coffee beans in Nepal). It’s one of the few things that remains… Continue reading more »

Lakeside Pokhara: over ten years of change in Nepal’s iconic resort town

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Boats by Phewa Lake in Pokhara , Nepal

Arriving in Lakeside over ten years ago After crossing the India Nepal border in Sunauli, Pokhara’s Lakeside was my first destination over ten years ago in Nepal. I was expecting a commercial tourist hub but instead got a near on idyllic lakeside township. Unlike other towns along a lake, Pokhara was highlighted even more by… Continue reading more »

Solo trekking to Everest is NOT banned in Nepal – climbing might be

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Everest Base Camp Sign

Nepal bans solo “climbing” of Mount Everest Nepal has not banned solo trekking to Everest Base Camp or anywhere else! I’ve been getting a lot of emails over the Christmas and New Year holidays about big news media headlines announcing that Nepal has banned solo climbers from summiting Everest. There is no ban on trekking.… Continue reading more »

Colorful Boats on Begnas Lake, Pokhara, Nepal – photograph

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Boats on Begnas Lake Pokhara

Colorful boats on a Begnas lakes quite waters Pokhara is known for it’s famous Phewa lake. Many tourism posters depict the paddle boats there under majestic mountains. The reality is those views are hard to come by any more. The secrets you can learn on this website will change everything in an instant. If you… Continue reading more »

Painting of flower petals by a temple

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Painting of flower petals left by a temple in Nepal

A watercolor of a flower petals by a temple in Nepal It’s very common to see flower petals or whole flowers being left as offerings by temples in Nepal. Sometimes the flowers are placed on the shrines themselves. Sometimes they are placed in the wooden slates outside. In this case they are resting outside on… Continue reading more »

Painting of a Bodhi Tree overlooking the Himalayan Mountains

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Painting of the Himalayan mountains and a Bodhi tree in Bandipur Nepal

A watercolor of a Bodhi tree overlooking the Himalayan Mountains in Bandipur This majestic Bodhi tree sits on a high hill over Bandipur in Nepal. The view from here is of the majestic Himalayan mountains. The tree is reachable with a 45 minute hike from the town itself. The mountains aren’t always visible though. Dawn… Continue reading more »