Kathmandu viewpoints

BEST VIEWPOINTS IN KATHMANDU CITY

Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, is a place where most travellers coming into the country will spend at least some time in, whether a few days after arriving or prior to leaving. However, not many travellers will choose to spend more than a few nights here. Despite this seeming indifference from some travellers, Kathmandu has plenty…

Nepal lockdown end

THE NEPAL LOCKOWN HAS ENDED. NOW WHAT?

After 4 long months, the Nepali government finally decided to lift their imposed lockdown as of July 22nd, and to restart domestic and international flights as of August 17th, giving many of us foreigners who have been stranded in Nepal for months a sunbeam of hope at the end of what was a very long…

NEPAL – A PHOTO ESSAY

It has now been 5 months since I stepped foot in Nepal, four of which I’ve spent in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the first few weeks were quite limiting in terms of movement, it did give me an opportunity to go over the hundreds of photos I took during the month I…

Biking Death Road La Paz Bolivia

SURVIVING “DEATH ROAD” IN BOLIVIA

Only a crazy kook like me would hear the name “Death Road” and look for ways to bike it down. And that’s exactly what I did. The first time I had heard about the “Death Road” (Camino de la muerte) in Bolivia, I had already left La Paz and thus I was left with the…

4 OF MY MOST WTF TRAVEL MOMENTS

Travel.  One of the things that people who travel extensively is that “travel opens your mind”……. which is absolutely true. But travel also makes you witness some pretty fucked up things and makes you part of some pretty messed up moments. In fact, it is these messed up moments that I remember the most, more…

Monkey Temple - Kathmandu viewpoints

HOW THINGS ARE AFTER 3 MONTHS OF LOCKDOWN IN NEPAL

It has now been 4 months since I arrived in Nepal, out of which I have been stranded here for the last 3 because of the coronavirus lockdown that became effective countrywide on March 24th. To say that being stranded in Nepal for 3 months has been an inconvenience would be a huge understatement. In…

Views of Kathmandu Valley in Nagarkot, Nepal

GETTING SICK IN NAGARKOT

Falling sick while travelling is a shitty experience, one that I’ve had to get used to in many of my travels. From falling stomach sick for a week in Gondar (Ethiopia) to that time I felt like I was dying from altitude sickness in Huaraz (Peru), I’m no stranger to being bedridden while abroad. This…

Bhaktapur, Nepal

SNEAKING INTO BHAKTAPUR

I still had a few days short of a week left on my Nepal visa. The last couple of days in Chitwan had been nothing short of great, and the more time I spent in Nepal the more I wanted to stay for longer. I still didn’t know where I would be heading after Nepal,…