I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai to unwind after Nepal. I went straight from working 45+ hours a week to hiking to the base of Mt Everest and it wa time for this gal to have a holiday. This … Continue reading Chiang Mai in Visuals
It was time to leave the chaotic country of Nepal to somewhere more laidback and calm. I hadn’t organised anything past my Everest Base Camp hike so I had a thousand options to choose from before settling on North Thailand. … Continue reading Welcome to Chiang Mai!
After our little adventure getting very close to nature, we had no time to catch our breath. Next stop was the elephant breeding centre to play with some baby elephants. If you know me well, then you know that I’m … Continue reading Elephant Baths and Jeep Safaris
“Don’t make eye contact, don’t look, don’t look! Okay run, RUN!” The three of us bolted, following the zig-zag pattern that our guide was doing to throw them off course. My camera bag bounced against my hip as I ran, … Continue reading The Day I Got Chased By A Rhino
After a day in Kathmandu, I said goodbye to C and made my way to Chitwan National Park. After another deeeelightful bus journey that was supposed to take five hours but took nine, I finally made it to my destination. … Continue reading Heading to Chitwan National Park
This morning was an early start. C and I had to be at the bus station 6:15am for our bus to Pokhara and after a pretty cruisy couple of days, it was a bit hard to function at this hour … Continue reading Peaceful Pokhara
Today is was time to play tourist properly and escape the busy streets of Kathmandu to see more of the area. B, C and myself hired a driver for the day, which cost about $AUD5 each and were escorted out … Continue reading Discovering Kathmandu Valley
Back into the craziness Kathmandu and it wasnt long before I was wishing I was still high in the mountains where it was a bit cooler and quieter! Kathmandu is a dusty, hot jumble of people, motorbikes and stray dogs. … Continue reading Exploring Old Kathmandu
Before we left for Base Camp, our lead guide Dawa had said that reaching Base Camp would change your life. He hadn’t elaborated much on it, but his words lingered on my mind as we hiked back to Gorak Shep … Continue reading Better than EBC – The hike to Kala Patthar
Today is the day! The big one! The one we have all been waiting for – BASE CAMP DAY! It was a little bittersweet to be honest, we’d come so far not just physically but mentally and now the whole … Continue reading EBC Trek – BASE CAMP DAY!!!!