On The Way to Santiago – What I Packed!!!

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The road to Santiago was a challenging trip for me, as it is the first time in a long, long time, to be exact, over 10 years, since I had to carry everything I needed myself. Over the years I have been very spoilt, especially in Nepal, where porters are by the by, and I have only had to carry the bare minimum. I was therefore quite concerned whether I … Continue reading

My Tips on Booking Hotels

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For years my parents have been nagging me to take them to India, well this year, is the year their dream comes true – gulp!!!!! The way I travel and the way my parents travel are at very different ends of the spectrum. I usually jump on a plane with a rough itinerary, wander completely off the beaten track and stay in the 1st cheap, clean and cheerful hotel I … Continue reading

Bandh and Squits – Goodbye Nepal

Today I say good bye to Nepal as I am heading to Thailand with my friend Gele.  My last week has been uneventful.  The bandh continues in Nepal as the government try to agree how to federate the country, so this stopped all my planned excursions. At least they decided against splitting the country by caste!!!  Also, the last 3 days I have had the Nepali squits;  I guess I … Continue reading

Drugs are good!!!

Before you go check if you need any vaccinations.  Unfortunately some countries health standards are lower than your body may be use to and there are lots of evil diseases out there, so it is important to consider getting immunisations before your trip to protect yourself from the likes of hepatitis, malaria, yellow fever etc. This web site is helpful in determining what vaccinations you need and provides great advice … Continue reading

Booking Bangkok Overnighter

I am flying to Nepal with an overnighter at Bangkok.  I land at 10 pm and leave at 10.30am the next day, so no time for any sightseeing.  I briefly considered roughing at the airport overnight, hard floor vs a soft bed.  Hmmm hard choice, I’ll do the grown up thing and stay in a hotel. Since it is literally a flying visit (excuse the terrible pun – heeee!!!!) I decided it’s best to stay close to … Continue reading