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Pokhara, Nepal: Coming Back Down To Earth

Pokhara, Nepal: Coming Back Down To Earth

Coming down from the trek was bittersweet. On one hand, we were looking forward to being back in ‘civilization’…aka, proper coffee, hot showers and food other than noodles and lentils. On the other hand, we were sad to say goodbye to the fresh air, peacefulness and serenity of the Himalayas, something only nature and rural ...
Nepal, Annapurna Circuit - Hiking High In The Himalayas Part #1

Nepal, Annapurna Circuit – Hiking High in The Himalayas

When we got off the bus in Besi Sahar, the starting point for the Annapurna Circuit, we were completely unaware of what lay ahead. Sure, we had done ample research and planning but in the end, you can’t be prepared for a journey so epic. We checked in to a nice little hotel, planned our ...
What To Do? Go Kathmandu! Our Travels in Nepal

What To Do? Go Kathmandu! Our Travels in Nepal

Upon arrival in the bustling city of Kathmandu, we realized this was just what we needed! There was so much going on all around us – motorbikes dodging pedestrians, music blaring out of bars, men on the streets selling Tiger Balm (and everything else) and hundreds of shops selling souvenirs, clothing and trekking gear. It ...
Dar Es Salaam to Kathmandu - A Slight Change Of Plans

Dar Es Salaam to Kathmandu – A Slight Change Of Plans

We had one more day in Dar Es Salaam before flying out (very convolutedly) to Nepal. Even though we had this flight booked 6 months in advance, we still managed to royally screw it up. We were to fly from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg to Mumbai to Delhi to Kathmandu, 28 hours of flying. ...
Nairobi, Moshi, Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar - A Small Island With Big Flavour

Nairobi, Moshi, Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar – A Small Island With Big Flavour

After a very eventful five days in the Masai Mara, we packed up our gear and were on our way back to Nairobi. We spent one more day in the country’s capital before making our way back to Tanzania. We had read online and in our guidebook that the bus from Nairobi, Kenya to Moshi, ...
On Safari In The Masai Mara, Kenya: Our Quest For "The Big 5"

Safari in The Masai Mara, Kenya: Our Quest For The Big 5

“Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all.” – Brian Jackman [2004 Travel Writer of the Year] When we were planning our budget Masai Mara safari in Kenya, the thought remained in the back of our heads that it was going to cost us a lot of money and we had ...