Week 1 – Annapurna Circuit

Week one: 17th September – 23rd September 2014. These are going to be crazy long posts, even after I split it into three weekly segments. Everything is written up from my handwritten journal notes that I made as we were going. When I was planning the trek, other blogs were invaluable for getting an idea of times and…

Exploring Patan, Kathmandu

Before Nim left us to go back to the UK, we made sure we had a second trip to Patan for her to spend some more time with friends there, and for the us all to explore the historical area of the Kathmandu Valley’s other city. We followed the Lonely Planet’s ‘backstreets of Patan’ tour,…

Nepal, first impressions, again.

Last time we arrived in Kathmandu, almost four years ago, we were fresh from the slightly stressful New Delhi. Thamel, in comparison, was a peaceful haven. We were both a little nervous that culture shock might not be so kind to us this time around. Well, despite being very noisy and very hot, we seemed…

Preparing to Leave

In the run up to leaving the UK, Rob and I had a month apart while we stayed with our parents and spent some quality time with family and friends. For Rob, this also meant longer to work, as well as some fun days out with his mum (there is an awesome photo of them…

We’re leaving! (on a jet plane)

I can’t quite believe that we are going tomorrow! Everything is packed and ready to go, and now we have a slightly relaxing final wait as our flight isn’t until tomorrow evening. I have done the obligatory pose with bag shot, but Rob was a little reluctant – I’ll get plenty of him with his backpack…