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 »

Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus – problems & avoiding scams

Published in: Nepal | June 28th, 2017
Pokhara Kathmandu bus

Taking a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara should be nice and easy but … I was going to write this about three years ago to help other travelers. But decided to postpone it to give “Nepal” a chance to fix the most traveled bus route frequented by tourists in the country. Time’s up Nepal! I’ve been… Continue reading more »

Introducing the best paperback guidebook to Nepal

Published in: Nepal | June 14th, 2017
Nepal guidebook print edition cover

The best print edition guidebook to Nepal has arrived! The latest book in my Nepal guidebook collection has been published in print with the release of Nepal: the complete guidebook (print edition). The book is published by Himalayan Travel Guides and 100% printed in Nepal by Nepali people. With the popularity and success of my digital PDF Nepal guides… Continue reading more »

From Digital Ink to Paper Print: the making of a travel guidebook

Published in: Nepal | May 26th, 2017
Draft measuring sheets of the Nepal guidebook

Redesigning the travel guidebook for the better I initially thought my first book would be a paperback about my overland journey. That idea started over 15 years ago. Then, the smart-phone came out followed by the Kindle and tablets which led all but a few to proclaim the death of the paperback book. Ebooks sprang up as… Continue reading more »

Where to buy beads & jewellery in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | May 17th, 2017
Beads and pendants hanging in a store in Kathmandu

How finding great beads and jewelery became easy in Kathmandu A little known secret about my travels is that in every country I go there’s always one thing I try to find. A traditional bracelet. It all started a long time ago on another journey before The Longest Way Home ever started. I’ve kept the tradition… Continue reading more »