Jungle Trekking to Village Homestays in Nepal

It was the evening after I’d been roared at by a wild tiger that I met British zoologist, John Sparshatt, in Thakudwara, Nepal.  I quickly grew to know him as Jungle John and he told me we could trek through the jungle to a village homestay not too far from here.  We were sharing a starlight Read More …

The Best Season to Trek in Sapa, Vietnam

Many travelers coming to Vietnam want to see Sapa for its picturesque rice terraces but don’t know when is the best time to visit.  Well the truth is whenever you come to SaPa you are sure to enjoy stunning landscapes but locals will tell you the most picturesque time is September just before the rice Read More …

Ban Gioc Waterfall – The Best of Northern Vietnam

Ban Gioc waterfall sits in a river valley full of jungle covered karst mountains and is the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen.  Oh yeah, plus Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in Asia and 4th largest waterfall at an international border in the world!  Simply put, Ban Gioc is a must see destination for any Read More …

Ho Khanh Homestay – Phong Nha, Vietnam

Phong Nha is home to the world’s largest caves and the Ho Khanh homestay is the perfect place to stay during your visit.  The village of Phong Nha was put on the map back in 2008 with the discovery of Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, inside of Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park Read More …

Cat Tien National Park – Trekking with wild gibbons

We arrived in Cat Tien National Park 2 days after departing Ho Chi Minh City.  Its possible to get to Cat Tien in a day but we were still figuring out our new set of wheels and had plenty of time in Vietnam so decided to take it slow.  I’ll keep this post focused on Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Chame to Manang

Today was the first actual day of hiking on the Annapurna Circuit and we woke up to beautiful blue skies and snow capped mountains after a crazy ride from Kathmandu!  We had about 25 km between Chame and our acclimatization day in Manang .  It would take us 2 days to climb over 1000m and reach the highest Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jungle Walk

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! I found out about it from a friend in Kathmandu when I told her I was planning on heading to Chitwan National Park. She told me “Bardia is like Chitwan 30 years go” and Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit – Manang

Getting snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit means I actually had some down time to put together this post.  Luckily the Throng La Hotel in Manang has some wifi so I thought I’d tell you all about the trip so far.  The first few days of our expedition has been quite enjoyable with a day Read More …