Everest Base Camp Trek Day 10: The best drugs are found in the Himalayan mountains

Tengbouche Monastery the highest in the world

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 8 part II: Trekking to Base Camp, avalanches & yeti prints

Mount Everest Base Camp Sign

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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The slums of Kota Kinabalu – Part 2 – bad boys, old men & a caring mother

Young girl in the slums

Problems in the slums of Kota Kinabalu The ax man cometh (part 1 of the slums of Kota Kinabalu) Faced with an ax wielding teenager, three of his friends and an excitable drunk behind me; I stood my ground.  Getting excited or angry does not work in situations like this. I still wasn’t sure whether …

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Jonny Bealby interview: inspirational travelers

Jonny Bealby Photograph

In keeping with my article “Inspirational Travelers” I wanted to bring to you one of my favorite authors of travel, Jonny Bealby. For those seeking a life in the travel industry, this may help you too! Jonny’s written three books chronicling his travel life from a motorcycle adventure around Africa, to following in the footsteps …

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Going Caving in Sagada, The Philippines

Caving in the Philippines (click to enlarge)

A good morning to go caving in The Philippines The morning mist lifted off the surrounding mountains to reveal the first of our beautiful Rice Terraces. The air was cooler than it should have been in the tropical Philippines. The sky was lined with thick cloud. In most places that would have been a bad …

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