Category Archives: Asia

Karaganda, Kazakhstan: Doing Nothing in a Fascinating City

Have you ever passed through a place on your travels and left not really knowing too much more about the city than you did prior to visiting?  As most travelers do a little research prior to taking off somewhere, I’m guilty of not making such efforts. I may research the first location a little, but […]

Thoughts from Time Spent Traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Today I am excited to have a friend, Kathryn Hendley, taking over my blog with a guest post and overview from her time spent traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  I met Kathryn in Almaty, Kazakhstan last year when I was living there and it was so cool to meet someone else with ties to Virginia while […]

Challenges You May Face While Climbing Everest

29th of May 1953. New Zealander climber Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay become the first people to climb Mount Everest. Since their unbelievable achievement, 5,924 people have reached the summit, while almost 300 have died trying. This data tells us one thing. Despite being a many people’s dream, climbing to the top […]

10 Adventure Activities in Nepal

While Nepal is a small landlocked country, don’t be fooled by its size; it is an extremely diverse nation, home to numerous ecosystems, from mesmerizing Himalayan peaks to hot Terai lowlands.  Defined by its outdoors, Nepal naturally lends itself to outdoor adventure, and there is something for every type of tourist, from some of the […]

3 Awesome and Off the Beaten Path Treks in Nepal

It seems as if tourists from all around the world are flocking to Nepal in recent years. It’s as if the whole world has suddenly discovered what the locals have known for long – Nepal is an amazing country! If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning to visit Nepal yourself, and wondering about the most […]

7 Money Saving Tips for Budget Backpacking in Cambodia

budget backpacking tips for cambodia

Budget backpacking in Cambodia should be on the agenda of anyone travelling around South East Asia (SEA). Rich in culture, history, beauty and general intrigue, it is simply an awesome place to explore. But, relatively speaking, it isn’t the cheapest place to travel in this part of the world. Read on for 7 money saving […]