LUMBINI – NEPAL’S EPICENTER OF BOREDOM

In my last couple of years of travel, I have come to realize that I don’t do as much research as I used to before arriving at a destination. Nowadays, I more often than not choose to rely on word of mouth and the advice of other travellers when comes time to choose my next…

Tansen Nepal

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH THE UNEXPLORED TOWN OF TANSEN

After having spent almost a full week in Pokhara, Nepal’s most visited city, I felt a sudden urge to get off the tourist trail for a little bit.  Anyone who has travelled solo as extensively as I have can tell you that, even though the road alone can get lonely at times, it is sometimes…

things to do in Kathmandu Nepal

KATHMANDU – AN INTRODUCTION TO NEPAL

Anyone coming into Nepal will spend at least some time in its capital, Kathmandu. After all, Kathmandu is the only city in Nepal serving international routes.  Kathmandu, however, is like no other place in Nepal. It’s big, dusty, and noisy. In short, it is a chaotic mess. Most travellers will use Kathmandu as a base…

MESMERIZED BY BEAUTIFUL NONG KHIAW

Ever since I came into Laos, I kept hearing a name that I couldn’t possibly repeat: Non Kaw; Niong Kouw; Nang Kiew….. That shit was impossible to say. But at the same time, I kept being told that Nong Khiaw was one of the most beautiful places in Laos, so I decided to take a few days…

STRANDED IN NEPAL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Before I say anything, let me start by saying, damn! I had no idea this would ever happen to me. The month of March started in spectacular fashion. Seeing the Himalayan mountains and hiking my way through Nepal (none of those big multi-day hikes though, just some short ones that would not kill me or make…

A REAL LOOK AT LUANG PRABANG

Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Lao kingdom (before being shifted to Vientiane), is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most visited cities in Laos. For many, Luang Prabang serves as the starting point of their Laotian adventure. Served by an international airport and a two semi-efficient bus stations, Luang…

HOW TRAVELLERS HAVE REACTED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

As I write this, the world has gone into major panic mode because of the coronavirus. With many countries choosing to close their borders, ban international flights from either coming in or going out, and many mandating its citizens to self-isolate for the foreseeable future, the world is a very different place than it was…

MY PROBLEM WITH VANG VIENG

Ever been to a place you absolutely loved and hated at the same time? Every now and then, I come across such a place in this beautiful planet of ours. A place which I do not know how to feel about. A place that there are so many things to love about it, as well…