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Everest Base Camp & Kala Patthar

  I have obviously been rather quiet on the blog of late, fear not however for it’s not because i’ve had nothing to say, I have instead been rather occupied with slogging my way 180km up to Everest base camp and back. Trekking is one of the undeniable draws of Nepal, and my intention upon … Continue reading

Nepal

Having been in Nepal almost two weeks, I feel an account of my time so far is rather overdue. Nepal it seems is a difficult county to pin down; is it at once a bustling metropolis, a haven of revered culture and a place of profound natural beauty, it simultaneously manages to be disorientating, exotic and enticing. After missing … Continue reading

4,000 Islands

I’m writing this rather retrospectively, having had an incredibly busy few weeks: From Phonsavan and the plain of jars ,I planned to whizz down to southern Laos, taking the bus first to Paksan for an overnight stay, then on to Pakse, if only things were so easy. From Phonsavan I caught the local bus and meandered down southern … Continue reading

Plain of Jars

“Don’t go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Noble sentiments for any traveller, except perhaps, for those travelling in Laos, where trailblazing is likely to be rewarded with an intimate encounter with a landmine or other equally as hostile unexploded ordinance. Laos you see holds … Continue reading

Luang Prabang

Encircled by misty hills Luang Prabang lies stretched lazily along a thin peninsula, jutting out into the murky confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, under the steady haze of the Asian sun the town itself is almost as sleepy as the hills it calls home. A certain charm envelops the town, the skyline … Continue reading

Vang Vieng

A 40 hour trip up from Koh Tao eventually brought me to Vang Vieng; land of buckets, beer Lao and tubing.   A decidedly laid back attitude seems to permeate from all things Laotion, as soon as you cross the friendship bridge from Thailand. Compared to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok Vientiane has a laid back … Continue reading

Leaving Koh Tao

Well Koh Tao has certainly treated me well these last two weeks, however I fear if I don’t make tracks now I may never leave! My two weeks here have been not only different to one another but also different to any weeks I have spent elsewhere; the first week full of the bustle and … Continue reading

Koh Tao

Stepping off the boat onto Koh Tao pier brings an onslaught of picturesque delights, closely followed by an onslaught of taxi drivers and hawkers, all vying for business from the bleary eyed travellers, newly arrived after an over night trip from Bangkok via Chumpon. This beautiful island is nestled above Ko Samui and Koh Pha-ngan … Continue reading