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

Published in: Nepal | 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 »

Alexander the Great’s Persepolis city view in Iran – photograph

Published in: Iran | January 2nd, 2018
Persepolis city view

Persepolis city view in Iran Persepolis was an ceremonial city during the Achaemenid Empire 550–330 BEC. It’s about 60km from the Iranian city of Shiraz. Contary to popular belive Alexander the Great did not Found Persepolis, this was most likely Cyrus the Great or Darius I.  It was around 330 BEC that Alexander the Great invaded Persepolis… Continue reading more »

Colorful Boats on Begnas Lake, Pokhara, Nepal – photograph

Published in: Nepal | 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 »

Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai at night, Thailand – photograph

Published in: Thailand | December 31st, 2017
Wat Mahathat, Sukothai Temples at night, Thailand

Sukhothai’s most impressive temple at night I previously wrote about Sukhothai’s temples at night. They are impressive. Of all of them this one of Wat Mahathat is perhaps the best. While Thailand’s beaches often get the most attention there’s so much to the Kingdom of a thousand smiles than just sand and sea. Sukhothai to… Continue reading more »

Painting of flower petals by a temple

Published in: Nepal | 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 »

Rock formations & cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey – photograph

Published in: Turkey | December 29th, 2017
Rock formation and cave houses in Cappadocia Turkey

The Fairy Chimneys of Turkey Cappadocia is in Goreme Turkey. An arid region in the south that’s filled with dry mountains. The area’s inhabitants date back to the 6th Century BCE. It was once a part of the Persian Empire. Cappadocia also appears in the Bible, Book of Acts 2:19. Alexander the Great is said… Continue reading more »

Painting of a Bodhi Tree overlooking the Himalayan Mountains

Published in: Nepal | 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 »