The Snowman Cafe: Nepal’s best cake shop

Published in: Nepal | August 31st, 2017
Inside Snowman Cafe

One of Freak Street’s oldest cafes is still the best Established in 1965, during Kathmandu’s early hippie era, The Snowman Cafe still stands today near Freak Street / Jhochhen Tole. What’s more the cakes in this cafe are by far, in my opinion, the best in Nepal. Entering into the Snowman Cafe is like walking back… Continue reading more »

A visit to modern day Freak Street in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | August 16th, 2017
Old carpet store along Freak Street, Kathmandu

Whatever happened to Freak Street? What a name to call a place! “Freak Street”. It’s actual name is Jhhonchen Tole and it sits to the south of and adjacent to Kathmandu Durbar Square. I once disregarded it, now it’s one of my favorite spots in Kathmandu. The name “Freak Street” was given to it by… Continue reading more »

Gai Jatra in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Published in: Discover World Culture, Nepal | August 9th, 2017
Cow statue being taken through the streets of Bhaktapur during Gai Jatra

The Gai Jatra festival is the Kathmandu Valley’s second largest festival of the year with Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan usually attracting the most festivities. This year I attended the Gai Jatra Festival in Bhaktapur which many people consider to be the best place to experience it. Last year I went to the Kathmandu Gai Jatra festival… Continue reading more »

Why I don’t accept free gifts or payments for guidebook reviews

Published in: How to guides ..., Travel Journals | August 2nd, 2017
Child holding Money in Nepal_resize

I have never taken a payment or gift for a review – here’s why “Freebie is a product or service offered for free in exchange for a review” At least for the purposes of this article that is my definition of a “freebie”. I’ll also include cash, press trip, junket or any other form of… Continue reading more »

Official Book Launch of the Nepal Guidebook

Published in: Nepal | July 19th, 2017
Official book Launch of the Nepal Guidebook

The official launch of Nepal’s best guidebook Having an official book launch was not something I was expecting to do for my guidebook. It’s already been out for the past month or so. But this is Nepal and this is the wonderful charming part of Nepal I enjoy so very much. Rajan Sakya the CEO… Continue reading more »

The Best Coffee Beans & Roasters in Nepal

Published in: Nepal | July 12th, 2017
Himalaya Java Coffee Beans

Nepali Coffee Beans and Roasters This is about where to find the best coffee beans, roasters and brands in Nepal. For getting a great cup of coffee read my review of coffee shops in Nepal. I’ve spent a lot of time in coffee shops throughout Nepal and by making my own coffee with Nepali beans.… Continue reading more »

Visiting Nepal during the monsoon – what to do & safety

Published in: Nepal | July 4th, 2017
Rice planting in Nepal during the monsoon season

Traveling Nepal in the Monsoon Season means taking care I don’t particularity like traveling in Nepal during the monsoon season (late June, July, August), or rainy season as it’s sometimes known as. Not because there’s nothing to do, but because of the bad infrastructure (roads) and communication. There’s still lots to do in Nepal that’s… Continue reading more »