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Goodbye Nepal

NEPAL | Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | Views [472] | Comments [1]

The flight out of Kathmandu was probably one of the most picturesque I've been on - only comparable to our flight out of Lukla. Thanks to Dad secretly pre-booking the best seats again, I was treated one last time to a wonderful view of the Himalayas, ... Read more >

Tags: flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal, reflections


Back in Kathmandu!

NEPAL | Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | Views [468]

We're back safe and sound in the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu - constantly blazing horns, dusty roads, crowds of locals and tourists, and Nepali men trying to earn a quick rupee from five seconds of playing their traditional fiddle and calling it "Nepali ... Read more >

Tags: cities, flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, sherpa, trekking


Back in Debuche

NEPAL | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [975]

Altitude: 3700m. We are making our way down. The sad news is we never made it to the top. The weather didn't look like it was getting better with what looked like a cold front heading towards Everest, suggesting another snow storm. There was also ... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, snow, trekking


Lobuche

NEPAL | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | Views [467]

Altitude: 4940m.  We have made it here after an arduous walk up and across some very snowy terrain. Today was, without a doubt, the toughest slog after Tok Tok. The trail seemed almost endless, completely surrounded with white for hours and beyond.... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, snow, trekking


Pheriche

NEPAL | Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | Views [565]

Altitude: 4270m. This is the highest I've ever been! And I'm only going to continue climbing! We treaded through some snow (and slush) to get here. Thankfully, even with the recent weather and the conditions it's caused, it's been an alright day.... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, friendly strangers, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, snow, trekking


Debuche

NEPAL | Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | Views [1823]

Altitude: 3700m. We're at our first stop after Namche so I guess there's no turning back. It's only onward towards Everest Base Camp! It's been "PISSING" down like crazy today and I'm fully surprised that I, a true rain-hater, made it here without ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking


Bupsa

NEPAL | Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | Views [628]

Altitude: 2350m. Today is day 2 after recommencing our trek. Though the knee hurts, especially going downhill, I feel much better in general. It's amazing the effect weather has and even more amazing, is having the right attitude. Yesterday's stint ... Read more >

Tags: animals, food, friendly strangers, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, trekking


Junbesi (Day 3)

NEPAL | Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | Views [443]

Altitude: 2675m. It's a beautiful day. The sun is shining and the skies are a happy shade of azure blue, laced with white fluffy clouds. The grass is a lush green and the children are flying kites outside in the teahouse's backyard. Looking out, the ... Read more >

Tags: friendly strangers, nature, nepal, outdoors, religion, spirituality, trekking


Bus to Jiri

NEPAL | Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Views [2073]

Altitude: 1951m We woke up early today to catch the bus to Jiri where we'll start our trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp. We're doing it a little different to most who usually just fly into Lukla and start the trek from there. We're walking in ... Read more >

Tags: buses, cities, everest base camp, music, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, trekking


Namaste Nepal

NEPAL | Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | Views [451]

We've touched down in Kathmandu! The flight in was amazing thanks to Dad's prebooking of the best seats for a view of the Himalayas. Being snowcapped, they were hard to spot at first but you could definitely see Everest and the rest of the world's youngest ... Read more >

Tags: cities, flights, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal


Switzerland... What a Beautiful Country!

SWITZERLAND | Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | Views [878]

Meeting up with my friend Ilona meant I didn't get to stay overnight in Zürich - which was a good thing because I was getting the feeling it would blow my budget with as little as a wave of a hand. Ilona invited me to stay with her at her fiancé... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, flowers, food, friends, nature, outdoors, sightseeing


Luscious Lugano

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | Views [482]

I have just travelled from one insanely gorgeous place to another.  I'm currently in Lugano, a picturesque city in the Italian region of Ticino in Switzerland. While Lugano is completely different to Santorini, it is also a different definition ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, european adventure, friends, music, nature, trekking


Back to Simplicity in Santorini

GREECE | Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Views [269]

I fell almost instantly in love with Santorini. From meeting Yorgos who picked me up from the port, the scenery on the drive to Perissa, to my walk around Perissa. Being here is exactly what I wanted and needed. Watching the colours of the sunset ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, european adventure, nature


First Stop: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Thursday, 16 May 2013 | Views [384]

I have to admit before coming to Amsterdam, I thought the city was all about legal prostitution and pot. I was surprised each time someone told me it was beautiful. I was unsure when I read that it is a city of museums and chic cafés. Surely ... Read more >

Tags: airbnb, boats, cities, european adventure, family, flowers, nature, sightseeing


Viva Brazil

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | Views [410]

I feel like I will REALLY leave my heart in this gorgeous country.  Today's breathtaking memory: Dangerously perched at the edge of a rock, watching the waves violently crash and mingle at Joatinga at sunset. It was like watching fireworks but ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, bohemian, brazil, bucket list, cities, food, friends, landmarks, nature, sightseeing


Visiting Iguazu and Beyond

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | Views [502]

The Iguazu falls were a spectacle to behold from both sides. Unbelievable in every regard - huge, plenty and powerful - perfectly framed with rainbows and butterflies. It was just as you would picture paradise to be. It reminded me so much of my favourite ... Read more >

Tags: animals, argentina, brazil, buses, cities, crossing borders, food, friends, languages, nature


The Inca Trail

PERU | Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | Views [498]

It's hard to believe that I've now ticked off some major items on my bucket list in the space of two months. The Inca Trail is the latest to be crossed off   Before the trail, I was very anxious and nervous as to how it would pan out. I had ... Read more >

Tags: bucket list, camping, friendly strangers, landmarks, nature, peru, trekking


Peru

PERU | Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | Views [399]

Peru is amazing. I've quickly discovered that two weeks in Peru might not be enough. Although I am doing more than what I initially planned to do, I'm really only visiting the Sierra or mountain region of Peru. There are still two other regions ... Read more >

Tags: animals, culture, history, nature, peru, trains


Au Revoir Montréal - je vous aime beaucoup :(

USA | Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | Views [1019]

I left Montréal with a heavy heart. I didn't expect to feel like this especially since my next stop has been my dream for a very long time - New York City. The train ride from Montréal to New York took 12 hours but was pretty scenic.... Read more >

Tags: canada, cities, food, friendly strangers, friends, nature, snow, trains, usa, winter


Snowboarding, hot yoga and a whole lotta food!

CANADA | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Views [530]

It's my last day in Calgary. I have to admit I have not done a lot of walking in the city. In fact, yesterday was the first time I walked around Lindsay's neighbourhood, Bridgelands.   It's been a very chilled out visit to say the least. I've ... Read more >

Tags: canada, cities, food, friendly strangers, friends, nature, old memories, snow, snowboarding, yoga


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