World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Nepal Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 12 days split into: 5 days in Kathmandu and 6 days in Pokhara from 27 February 2014 to 9 March 2014. Favourite part of Nepal: Would have to be relaxing in Pokhara. Was pretty sick after South Korea and very fatigued, so it was nice to be able to sit back, …

World Travel 2013-2014, Nepalese Food

Breakfast We ate a variety of different foods for breakfast. In one accommodation we had breakfast included (not so nice) but when we had accommodation that didn’t include breakfast, we went out and hunted for whatever we felt like that day. Most restaurants and cafes do a breakfast set – typically western style with toast, …

World Travel 2013-2014, Climbing to Swayambhunath Temple

One of the final sights that we decided to take a look at during our time here in Nepal was Swayambhunath Temple. Also known as Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath Temple is within easy walking distance of Thamel and also our new accommodation in Kathmandu. The temple certainly lived up to its name with a lot of …

World Travel 2013-2014, Arriving in Pokhara

After escaping Kathmandu and surviving a 6 hour bus ride, we arrived in the much quieter town of Pokhara. Pokhara has beautiful views of the Himalayas, and is a lot quieter, less dusty and generally nicer than Kathmandu. Was very relieved to arrive here!

World Travel 2013-2014, Wandering through Thamel

Have to admit, after landing in Kathmandu I wasn’t sure if we had made the right decision coming to Nepal and wandering around Thamel wasn’t improving that thought. Nepal is rather beautiful and different to other places we have been, but the dust, noise, lack of infrastructure and rolling power outages are something else. Thamel …