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Little Lhasa to Little Britain: Shimla

INDIA | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [2329]

The night bus to Shimla was “semi-deluxe”, which should be read as completely ordinary. It was however uneventful and I managed to snatch a few minutes sleep in between potholes and hairpin bends. It arrived literally at the crack of dawn – just past ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, temple, trekking

Blood sucking leeches and flying lizards in Khao Sok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | Views [7874] | Video

It's a very easy system when you get a ferry in Thailand. They give you a colour coded badge with the destination written on it, each destination has a different colour. If you so much as look at the wrong queue or try to go in the wrong direction ... Read more >

Tags: ferry, jungle, trekking, wildlife

The Halong Bay Fiasco 2

VIETNAM | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Views [2859] | Comments [2]

Day two of the Halong bay tour started surprisingly similarly to day one. Claire was in the shower when the phone rang. The voice said ”Finish! Leave hotel now!” I looked at my watch: 7.10 and we had been told to meet at 7.30. Ignoring what had been ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boat, canoe, island, island, tour, trekking

Camping by the Nam Kong river

LAOS | Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [2797]

A tuk tuk brought us up the bank of the Nam Kong river in the morning and we walked across a fabulously rickety bamboo bridge to a Hmong village, beginning our trek. It was blisteringly hot and Tan, our guide kept the ... Read more >

Tags: animism, chess, kayak, mot, river, trekking, visa

Eco-Trekking with Mr Pooh near the Myanmar border

THAILAND | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [6342] | Comments [2]

Choosing a trek in the North of Thailand felt like a bit of a lottery at the time. Every seemed to offer the same thing – 3 days 2 nights of a jam packed agenda including visiting a   hill people village, doing an elephant ride, bamboo rafting and ... Read more >

Tags: cave, culture, trekking, tribe

No rooms in Queenstown and a Milford Sound Cruise

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | Views [1149]

The next destination was Queenstown, probably the most touristy town on the South Island and home to pretty much every adrenaline sport known to man. Again it's a very picturesque setting for a town, on a lake and surrounded by The Remarkables, ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, fjord, lord of the rings, nature, trekking

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [2307]

Continuing further South, Taupo with its enormous lake provided a pleasant spot for lunch and catching up with internet and suchlike. We needed to keep moving so we carried on towards Tongariro National park, stopping ... Read more >

Tags: camping, fire, trekking, volcano

Hats off to El Bolson

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | Views [2220] | Comments [1]

The first time I had heard of El Bolson was when a friend recounted a tale about a friend of hers when in Buenos Aires. It had been settled (if that's the right word) by a bunch of hippies in the late seventies ... Read more >

Tags: fair, hat, hippy, hostel, trekking

New Years and Old trees: Esquel & Parque Nacional Las Alerces

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 1 Jan 2009 | Views [1059]

The night journey across the continent towards Esquel was pleasant enough, although I thought I had left a bag containing all my gadgets behind. A man got on selling hand-made wooden rosary beads which I bought as a sort of superstitious insurance ... Read more >

Tags: fireworks, lake, mountain, party, trekking

Peru - Maccu Picchu trip (and escape from Cusco)

PERU | Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | Views [1610]

It was fabulous to not have to get up at the crack of dawn and go somewhere. We hada very leisurely breakfast with Katie and Kerry and made our way to SA explorers having bade farewell to the girls who were off to Puno and then to Bolivia. We had a few ... Read more >

Tags: maccu picchu, strike, trekking

Peru - Manu Biosphere Trip

PERU | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [2432] | Comments [1]

Day 1 Cusco to Pilcopata Having had a briefing the previous night at the Agency Office we were waiting outside McDonalds on the Plaza de Armas for the bus to turn up. 2 of our fellow travellers happened to be staying in the same hostel (Hostal ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, boat, jungle, trekking, wildlife

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 3

PERU | Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [1814]

Alarm at 4.30 this morning, ready for the fional 1200m ascent back to Cabanaconde. We had decided to leave earlier so as to minimise the amount of climbing we would have to do in the sun. It was still dark and prety chilly as we set off, our legs grumbling ... Read more >

Tags: arequipa, colca canyon, dancing, pisco sour, thermal baths, trekking

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 2

PERU | Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Views [1393]

The alarm sounded at 6.15am and dawn was just starting to break as we had our breakfast of pancakes and luke warm coffee. The plan was to leave as early as feasible so we could trek in the shade for as long as possible. 5 hours after we set out at 7am ... Read more >

Tags: colca canyon, oasis, trekking

Colca Canyon Trekking - Day 1

PERU | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Views [2468] | Comments [1] | Video

So Pablo Tours was open and we managed to arrange a 3 day 2 night trek for the following day. We set the alarm for 3.30am (!!!) and our guide arrived at the hostel at 4am. We jumped in a minibus (technically mode of transport number 11, but I think it´s ... Read more >

Tags: canyon, colca, trekking

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