Nepal Supports Ukraine

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Nepal voted with 141 other countries to deplore Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 141 countries in the UN voted to deplore Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Five countries voted not to including Russia, Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria. Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, India, Iran, …

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Vaccination expiry dates & environmental issues: the next challenge for tourism

Trekkers returning to Nepal

The top two new challenges bearing down on tourism revival Tourists in the form of trekkers have been slowly seeping into Nepal for the past month since it started visa on arrivals again. In total in October 2021 there were just over 23,000  “arriving” into Nepal. Compared to 134,000 in October 2019. If the past …

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Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Closes Forever

Lonely Planet have permanently closed their community travel forum, the Thorn Tree With no warning, other than its long spiraling lack of care, Lonely Planet shut down the popular travel forum Thorn Tree in mid-September (2021). Not only that, but they deleted decades of information, history, and people’s friendships in what once was the world’s …

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How I got through other outbreaks, epidemics & this pandemic

Hospital Ward in Africa

Being safe during outbreaks is often about where you are & what you have I was planning to write up about a secret short hike I discovered before the COVID-19 outbreak. Then I wondered if that’s really what I wanted to do right now. Sure, it would be nice to read something that wasn’t COVID-19 …

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Why I don’t accept free gifts or payments for guidebook reviews

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I have never taken a payment or gift for a review – here’s why “Freebie is a product or service offered for free in exchange for a review” At least for the purposes of this article that is my definition of a “freebie”. I’ll also include cash, press trip, junket or any other form of …

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Quotes from the road: one decade on a single journey

Road to Everest from Tibetan side

Indeed, that little counter in the top right hand corner that adorns every page of this website has ticked over to a new decade. It reveals that this journey has been ongoing for over 10 years. I could have done many things today. Cracked a bottle of champagne. Released a new web design. Published a …

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Looking for something different to do in north Thailand

Bangkok Roads

Destination choices for the north of Thailand Between travel visas and economics I find myself once taking a stride into Thailand. It’s become quite the place to stop over. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); My initial thoughts were to veer south to Malaysia and perhaps take a saunter into Thailand’s southern beaches. The …

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