Why I love to visit Georgia

You know the saying good things come in small packages? Well this is definitely true for the little Caucasian country of Georgia. Ever since my first visit to Georgia in 2015 it has remained one of my favourite countries. Sometimes I arrive in a country and it just feels right. I arrived in Georgia on a cold November afternoon from Azerbaijan and instantly fell in love with the country and its people. We stayed that night in a…

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Travel to Cambodia – a photo journey

I'm always amazed by peoples ability to bounce back from tragedy. To pick themselves up and just get on with living again. Nowhere is that more the case than in the Kingdom of Cambodia. In the 1970s this small country witnessed one of the most horrific genocides the world has ever known. However, just forty years on the country has bounced back to become a top destination for any visit to South East Asia. With a delightfully warm…

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Ranthambore Tiger Safari

My amazing experience of doing a Ranthambore tiger safari in India. The dream When I knew I would be visiting India in late 2019 my first thought was "Oo I hope I see tigers". Having been lucky enough to do some game drives in South America and Africa, I have seen some of the worlds beautiful big cats such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and ocelots. However, the most beautiful of them all, the majestic tiger had thus far…

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Ice Lake Trek, Nepal

The Best Annapurna Circuit Side Hike The Annapurna Circuit is a classic long distance hike set in the heart of the Himalayas. The start and finish points vary, as does the amount of time taken to hike it, but the key to successfully completing the circuit is time. The high pass of Thorang La demands a healthy respect for acclimatisation and the only way to do this is to climb slowly and incorporate acclimatisation days. Successful acclimatisation days…

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Dhaulagiri Icefall Trek

Dhaulagiri peak is the seventh highest mountain in the world. At 8167m it is the highest mountain in the world that stands entirely in one country, that country being Nepal. The name is derived from Sanskrit and means white beautiful mountain. I have to admit it is a damn good looking mountain! Pouring down from the east side of the mountain is the incredible Dhaulagiri Icefall. In this post I describe our adventure to hike Dhaulagiri Icefall as…

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Reasons to visit Pakistan

Pakistan was once well and truly on the overland hippy trail from London to Kathmandu. However, following the terrorist attacks in 9/11 tourism in Pakistan halted almost overnight. Now though, tourists are starting to return to this beautiful country so I wanted to share 20 reasons to visit Pakistan in 2020. I visited Pakistan in October 2019 as part of a two week trekking trip. The tour started in Islamabad and ventured along the KKH to the Hunza…

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Visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point

Fairy Meadows is advertised as Pakistan’s most beautiful place. As the name suggests, it's a meadow and is nestled in the Pakistani Himalayas. With spectacular views of the Karakoram range in one direction and of Nanga Parbat in the other, it’s easy to see why it’s been given this accolade. In this post I describe our epic adventure to this beautiful place and what you can expect when visiting Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat View Point. Crazy Jeep…

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How to hike Rakaposhi Base Camp

Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram Range that stretches up to 7788m. Tucked away alongside the edge of the Minapin glacier is Rakaposhi Base camp. From this point mountaineers will make their bids for the summit. However, for the rest of us mere mortals, Rakaposhi Base Camp is the final destination for an amazing hike from the village of Minapin. In this post I will describe three ways that you can hike to Rakaposhi Base Camp. Looking…

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How to travel Ethiopia – Know before you go

The only African country never to be colonised. The cradle of humanity from which all humans began their journey on earth. The final resting place of the Arc of the Covenant and most importantly, the creator of coffee. Ethiopia has many fascinating historical claims and is unlike any other African country you will visit. However, many travellers I've met have gotten frustrated with Ethiopia and ended up never wanting to return. So how do you travel Ethiopia the…

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Ireland Road Trip: The Perfect Budget Itinerary

Do you want to fully explore Ireland but have a limited budget? Do you have several weeks and lots of energy to spare? Then a camping road trip could be the best trip for you. Many of the best sights in Ireland are outdoors which means they are mostly free to visit. Combine this with the ability to cook your own food and camp in the wild and a 28 day Ireland road trip suddenly becomes very affordable.…

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