India beyond the Chicken Neck

After a 36 hour stopover in Delhi, Grahame and I have arrived in Guwahati, The Capital of Assam and starting point for most explorations of the North East. This region … Continue Reading →


Kathmandu in the Rain

We arrived back in Kathmandu last night without further mishap and the first order of business (after checking for mail from home and that the rest of the world had … Continue Reading →


Seven days in Tibet

Getting to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash from Kathmandu requires a comprehensive equipment check, at least two days of arduous travel and a remote border crossing so we were expecting … Continue Reading →


Lots more temples and a few elephants

We have just got back to Kathmandu in order to start the next stage of our journey, up over the mountains into Tibet where we will begin with a period … Continue Reading →


Annapurna blessing

One of the first thing to get one’s head around here is that, at over 80%, the population of Nepal is more Hindu than that of Hindustan (India). Moreover, the … Continue Reading →


Safe Arrival in Kathmandu (Gods be Praised)

I had forgotten what my friend Chris had said about this being one of the most challenging airports in the world until a couple of seconds before we landed when … Continue Reading →


August Holidays

The featured image is “Supergrandma” pumping up an inflatable ring on the beach at Torquay (note the holstered SPF). Photogallery to be uploaded soon