Weird Chinese Food

In this post, Nick talks about some of the weird Chinese food he's tried during his trips through China over the last twenty years. Guest Post by Nick Fulford. Night markets in China are a good place to find some weird foods! A self confessed foodie One of my favourite ways to experience the culture of a country is through food. I would regard eating as one of my hobbies and I am lucky that my overlanding career…

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The best places for photography in Kolkata

A guide to finding the best places for photography in Kolkata. I provide example photos and information for each location as well as a pinned Google map. When I knew I was visiting Kolkata as part of my overland tour of India, I knew I wanted to do a street photography tour. However, the tour which had been recommended to me was unavailable for the days I was visiting the city. So I searched online for amazing Kolkata photography…

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Explore India: 20 Unique Indian Experiences

In this post I wanted to share some of the uniquely Indian experiences that you might not have heard of, or maybe didn’t know was possible. When you think of travelling to India, you probably have visions of visiting the Taj Mahal, doing a yoga retreat or simply relaxing on a tropical beach. And whilst these things are all great experiences that should be enjoyed on an India trip, there’s a lot more to see and do. Having…

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Thorong La Pass Trek

Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail, Nepal. In this post I describe what you can expect when trekking from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass. When we did this hike we’d heard a lot of things about the pass from other hikers. Differing accounts of what time to leave and how long it would take. It was difficult to know what to believe. So as someone who has independently trekked…

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India Survival Guide: 28 tips for travelling India

This is my India Survival Guide - everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy during a trip to India. Travelling around this vast sub-continent can be an intimidating prospect for foreigners. However, with a little preparation and some cultural understanding, there is little to fear in a visit to this colourful country. After spending 3 months in India this winter I have put together this India Survival Kit. Incredible India is an intriguing country to…

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What to Pack for India

A comprehensive guide for tackling the common dilemma of what to pack for India. For three months during Winter 2019/2020, I led an overland tour of India. On the tour I visited many regions of this huge country. Some passengers joined me for the whole trip, whilst others enjoyed just one or two sections. However, there was a constant theme amongst my female passengers. One question they all wished they had answers to before they joined the tour:…

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1 Day In Udaipur Itinerary

If you're planning a trip to India then Udaipur needs to be included. In this post I describe the best 1 day Udaipur itinerary. The beautiful Lake City in Udaipur is an absolute gem in Rajasthan and probably my favourite Indian city (apart from Kolkata!). In January 2020 I visited Udaipur whilst leading an overland trip. As usual, even though we had two full days here, most of my first day was spent working. On my second day…

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Annapurna Circuit Packing List

In this post I have compiled an Annapurna Circuit packing list for anyone considering taking on this incredibly beautiful and challenging trek. Hiking the Annapurna Circuit Hiking the Annapurna Circuit will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life! The beautiful scenery, the friendly people and the feeling of satisfaction once you've pushed yourself to limit and come out the other end. However, the equipment you have with you could be the difference in making your…

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How to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony

A post outlining how to visit the Wagah Border Ceremony, including a brief history, timings and costs involved. In the Autumn of 2019 I travelled to two incredible countries. Two neighbouring countries in Asia with very different ways of life. One a predominately Muslim country and one predominantly Hindu. Everyday at the border between these two countries there is a bizarre but passionate ceremony to mark the closing of the border. In this guide I describe all you…

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Places to visit in Uzbekistan: 3 hidden gems

 In this post I describe 3 places to visit in Uzbekistan that are off the beaten track. I am lucky enough to have visited Uzbekistan three times in the last few years. During this time I have seen it grow in popularity. Destinations such as Samarkand and Bukhara are bustling with tourists in peak season. However, Uzbekistan still has many places where it is possible to escape the crowds and in this guide I'll describe what you can…

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