Category: Nepal

Nepal – ‘Dear Santa…’

Dear Santa, I know that I haven’t written to you in near enough twenty years, it was not because I stopped believing but more to do with the fact that I’m not sure that I was the best behaved.  I couldn’t really be bothered with a bag of coal! Anyway, I’ve just spent a month…



Nepal – ‘Into The Wild’

It’s quite surreal to be awoken by the noise of an elephant trumpeting.  Immediately, before you can process thoughts, nature is reminding you that you are now in her territory.  The rules are different here, your eyes need to be open but unless your mind is also, then you’re forever blind.   Chitwan (meaning ‘Heart…



Nepal – ‘Into The Heavens…’

My head throbbed as if my brain was making an attempt to squeeze through my forehead, I felt dizzy and sick.  Fully clothed, with two pairs of trousers, numerous layers on top, my hat and gloves, I lay in my sleeping bag with a blanket on top.  I slowly sipped on my metallic water bottle…



Nepal – ‘She’s Classic’

As soon as I arrived in Nepal I noticed that the Royal Enfield, 350 Bullet was a popular choice of motorbike.  Instantly I knew that I had to get one, with her bulbing petrol tank and that authentic, grizzly noise.  She’s a classic and we all know that classics never go out of style because…



Nepal – ‘Perspective In Life’

I arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal a few days ago; it’s a country that I’ve wanted to visit for a while.  The intense culture shock when arriving in a city such as this provided me with that backpacking buzz that I crave, and while working in Sydney, I missed.  The uncertainty, noise, smell, people, madness, temples,…