The Best Guidebook to Nepal

Published in: Nepal |
Best guidebook to Nepal

The most up to date travel guidebook to Nepal in the world The latest editions in my Nepal guidebook collection have just been published and fully updated including the new edition of the best guide book to Nepal in 2019. Now there’s both a complete collection of all my individual guidebooks to Nepal but also the most… Continue reading more »

Best restaurants in Kathmandu (2019)

Published in: Nepal | January 21st, 2019
Chicken tagine with eggplant

The best restaurants to eat out in Kathmandu Over the past 4 years restaurants in Kathmandu’s culinary scene have improved dramatically. Previously I’ve not written much about them as they would come and close up every year. The chefs would often leave to the middle east or to another restaurant. And to be frank, the… Continue reading more »

Is overtourism a problem in Nepal?

Published in: Nepal | January 15th, 2019
Tourists in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Can Nepal handle more tourist arrivals? Nepal wants more tourists. The country set lofty numbers of 1 million tourists in 2018 and 2 million by 2020. Keep in mind in 2014 Nepal had about 790,000 tourists. Nepal, these days, keeps pushing for more and more tourists to arrive. Meanwhile, one must ask how is the… Continue reading more »

Donating old travel guidebooks to tomorrow’s heroes

Published in: Nepal | January 3rd, 2019
Boy reading from a Nepal guidebook

Giving non-curriculum based books to school children I hitched a lift with a friend of mine who has been involved in supporting a local children’s home with children aged from 7 to 20 outside of Kathmandu. I’d been there several years ago after the earthquake. Things had improved. At first in typical Nepali, or should… Continue reading more »

Zoroastrian Tower of Silence

Published in: Iran, Photography | January 2nd, 2019
Zoroastrian tower of silence

A Tower of Silence for Dead The Zoroastrian Dhakma or “Tower of Silence” was first noted back in the 9th century but the practice they were used for dates to the 5th century. It was used for excarnation (removal of flesh from a dead body) by vultures. The reason for excarnation to remove dead bodies… Continue reading more »

World’s largest flower the Rafflesia

Published in: Philippines, Photography | January 1st, 2019
World's largest flower the Rafflesia

It’s known as the world’s largest flower – the Rafflesia Found only in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines the world’s largest flower is actually a parasitic plant. The largest Rafflesia’s have been measured as 100 centimeters (39 in) in diameter and weighed up to 10 kilograms (22 lb). The plant had no roots or… Continue reading more »

Bells at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Published in: Photography, Thailand | December 31st, 2018
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Thailand

The bells of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most popular places to visit in North Thailand’s capital of Chiang Mai. Located on top of a nearby hilltop the wat attracts thousands of tourists a year. That’s said I’ve never felt it to be overcrowded. Then again… Continue reading more »