Asia

From McLeod Ganj, at 2,000m above sea level, the views towards the lush, cloudy foothills of northern India are simply lovely.

Losar: Tibetan New Year in Dharamsala, India

I booked my last trip to India all of 5 days before the departure date, so I only had the very roughest of itineraries….

Riding a tuk-tuk in Delhi, India

Why I love travelling India – but not Delhi

They say cities like Delhi are where the magic of India begins. More people than almost anywhere else on Earth bustle along streets designed…

Ama Dablam Base Camp, Khumbu Himalayas, Nepal

Nepal’s Himalayas: the Sherpa factor

Picture the scene: You awaken as the first rays of the sun strike your tent, quickly raising the temperature to the point where it…

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

How not to take a train in India

After three weeks in the Himalayas, flying into Varanasi was a bit of a shock to the system for Steve and I. We went from…

Rhododendron near Tengboche, Nepal

The dangers of hot chocolate: Struggling to Ama Dablam Base Camp, Nepal

Since the end of my seven months of travelling in June 2013, I have never once stopped thinking about doing it all again – just…

Demilitarized Zone, Korea

I open at the close: Seoul, Korea

My seven-month adventure ended nearly 18 months ago – but now that I am finding some time to actually go through the thousands of pictures…

Memory Lane: Busan, Korea

Memory Lane: Busan, Korea

It’s been a very long time coming, but for the sake of completeness, and for my own peace of mind, I cannot help but…

Hiroshima Castle, Japan

Of Caves and Nukes and Volcanoes

Since the last post went on a bit longer than I’d expected, the last little bit of Matsuyama got shoved into this one. I…

How many routes must a man walk down…

How many routes must a man walk down…

…before he has seen all of Japan? The titles of this post and the previous one stem from the Japanese love of rules, even…