Monthly Archives: May 2014

The truth of budget travel

There is something inherently glamorous about travel. When we told everyone that we were leaving with no fixed timeline the responses were widely varied. A few friends were happy for us but had no desire to undertake such a trip, … Continue reading


Surprising mail

When we were in Sri Lanka we met a man with a fish (see previous blog). I took his photo and he asked me to send it to him. He spoke very little English and I speak no Sinhalese but … Continue reading


Pokhara, Nepal

When we first arrived in Pokhara we were pretty done in from a month in India, 2 days of Delhi Belly preceeded by 2 days of hard riding. It was like arriving in heaven. So we stayed, and stayed and … Continue reading

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Stepping back in time – Kagbeni, Nepal

On our most recent jaunt (see last blog “Quite the adventure trekking” ) we overnighted in a small village called Kagbeni, in the lower Mustang Valley. For me it was a sight to behold. Having walked for 4 hours up … Continue reading


Quite the adventure trekking

Nepal is the land of the Himalaya Mountains and where there are mountains there are trekkers and mountaineers. Now make no mistake – I am not a mountaineer and never will be (I can’t see any good reason to climb … Continue reading


Goodbye India, hello Nepal.

Well, after an adventurous month in India we have made our way up to Nepal and the land of the Himalaya Mountains. We haven’t finished our plans for India by a long stretch but with weather driving our direction we … Continue reading