Artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania

Published in: Romania | December 23rd, 2018
Clock tower in Sighisoara Romania

Photograph of an artistic clock in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania While Romania is known for it’s breathtaking landscapes, mountains and forests one under looked appreciation has to be for its medieval architecture and culture. This is often overshadowed by the countries historic ruler Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler. Son of the ruler of an area… Continue reading more »

Shrine at Norbulingka Park in Lhasa, Tibet

Published in: Photography, Tibet | December 22nd, 2018
Buddhist pond shrine in Norbulinka, Lhasa

A Buddhist shrine in the middle of palace pond in Lhasa Tibet Norbulingka was the summer residence of the Dali Lama’s in Tibet from the 1780s to the Dali Lamas exile in 1959. It’s located close the main Potala Palace in Lhasa. The palace actually existed in different forms in the preceding centuries. What’s lesser… Continue reading more »

Street Art in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | December 3rd, 2018
Lakhey and Space invader house mural

The street art scene in Kathmandu is starting to emerge Nepal is known for it’s beautiful mountains, mysterious temples and fantastic wildlife. New treks emerge and Nepal’s animal conservation is among the world’s best. Nepal’s Malla period is renown for creating a huge artistic boom in Nepal. Then there was a lull. Boring concrete buildings… Continue reading more »

Discover the unique Koti Mahadev temple in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | November 20th, 2018
Woman sitting on Koti Mahadev Temple

Koti Mahadev Mandir is easy to find, but often overlooked! Although it may look like a standard two roofed Newari pagoda temple, Koti Mahadev is worthy of a closer look as it holds a secret in plain sight many overlook. One clue is that the word “Koti” in Nepali means thousands upon thousands. It’s a… Continue reading more »

New & Best Backpacker accommodation in Kathmandu

Published in: Nepal | November 5th, 2018
Fireflies Hostel in Paknajol, Kathmandu

Thamel is no longer the best backpacker area in Kathmandu For decades the area of Thamel in Kathmandu city was “the” place to stay if you were a backpacker. Even today big media still refers to it as a backpacker hub filled with cheap guesthouses and cafes. This has not been the case for about… Continue reading more »

Thamel Through Time: book review

Published in: Nepal | October 10th, 2018
Thamel Through Time book cover

A historic look at Thamel & the iconic Kathmandu Guest House Is there anywhere else in the world that can rival Thamel for its addictive kaleidoscope of sensory bombardment? The moment you enter its hallowed boundaries you are assaulted from all sides in ways that either want to make you run for your hotel to… Continue reading more »

Is it easy to travel around Nepal?

Published in: Nepal | October 2nd, 2018
Tourist in on the Streets of Thamel

How easy is it to travel around Nepal? Just arrived in Nepal or planning to go? It’s quite easy to travel around Nepal depending on where and what you want to do. Compared to neighboring India, Nepal is also very safe to travel around with low levels of crime. Likewise compared to it’s northern Neighbor… Continue reading more »