Laos Incoming!

Hello Everyone, We’ve now crossed over into Laos, our fifth country on the trip, and have thankfully avoided all the trouble that was kicking off in Thailand. Before leaving Thailand we visited the far north of the country, and stopped in Chiang Mai for a few days for the Thai New Year (called Songkran), this ...

Diving, Culture and Myanmar

Firstly just to let everyone know, we’re ok and safe. The protests and the newly announced national state of emergency sounds a lot worse than it is here in Thailand. We just caught some protests in Bangkok, but here where we are there’s nothing to tell that there’s anything wrong. Thailand gets a new government ...

Relaxing Thailand 1

Hi All, Just a quick update to let everyone know we’re ok, given that riots kicked off in Bangkok yesterday. By chance we were actually just passing through while getting to the North of Thailand. We’re up in Sukothai now, and in a few days are debating whether to cross in Myanmar (Burma) for a ...

Steamy Bangkok

We’re now in Thailand our third country of the trip. We flew out of Kathmandu yesterday and everything went surprisingly well, despite an upset stomach. We arrived in Bangkok at 7pm and proceeded to head to China Town which was an experience, as we wondered down labyrinth like streets in the dark, while one old ...

Paragliding, Buddhism and Holi

We’ve had an exciting and mixed time since getting back from our trek. I (Christina decided against it) took advantage of the word class paragliding from Pokhara and took the leap from an over sized hill with an over sized kite. Paragliding is an awesome experience, although not utterly serene, as you have a reoccurring ...

Trekking in the Himalayas and the art of surviving 3

We’ve just successfully finished our Annapurna base camp trek within 10 days and are now resting up in Pokhara, quite frankly thankful to be alive. Based on our understanding and stubbornness we rejected offers of porters and guides for our trek and decided to do it independently, which is quite a decision when you’re both ...

Bus Roof Surfing in Nepal

We made it to Nepal! We crossed the border on Sunday (Valentines Day) and were glad to escape the mentalness of India for the relative clam of Nepal 🙂 We first visited Lumbini which is one hour from the India/Nepal border, and is the exact birthplace of Buddha, which was an awesome thing to see. ...

Naked Sadhu kisses Christina!

We reluctantly left Dharamsala a few days ago on an over night bus to Rishikesh. Dharamsala was quite literally a breath of fresh air, the mountains and gentle spirit of the Tibetans helped a lot as well. We actually saw the Dalai Lama as well! Completely by accident we were walking close to his residence ...

A slice of Tibet in Dharamsala 1

Yesterday we left Amritsar for Dharamsala, this involved three separate local buses and one rickshaw! The local buses are a lot of fun but quite painful, the total journey time was around 10 hours, and we’re now at an elevation of 1770 meters, which means there’s snow and it’s really cold!!! We’re staying in McLeod ...

India so far

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