Every good trekker who goes to Nepal has heard of Pokhara, whether you’re planning on doing the Annapurna circuit, Poon Hill trek or you’re relaxing after EBC, you have to go to Pokhara. This town is located in the west of Nepal, about an 8-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. Don't worry if busses aren't your… Continue reading Pokhara – A Perfect Paradise
October 3rd, 2018 After a long day of trekking, we dropped our bags in Gorakshep and hit the trail again to make it to EBC before the sunset. The trail was long and chilly, the greenery and views had long fallen away back in Tengboche. All that was left was snow-capped mountains and grey rocks.… Continue reading The Commercialization of Everest Base Camp
September 25, 2018 As we trudged into Phakding after our first day of hiking in the Himalayas all I wanted to do was flop on my bed and sleep (a recurring theme of the trek). The afternoon clouds had already swooped in and taken the beautiful views. It was only around 3pm. My bunkmate and… Continue reading Cookies That Will Break Your Heart
September 28th, 2018 I woke up freezing cold, the sun was just peeking over Namche and shining its beautiful light on the other side of the mountain. The guys called us into their room to catch a photo out of their “superior” window. I surprisingly couldn't care less. Yesterday's entrance to Namche bazaar left… Continue reading Castle In The Sky part 2
Sept 27th, 2018 Our first day in Namche was a test of pure will power. We were meant to trek to the Everest View Hotel at 3962 meters. Now to any average trekker, this would be a piece of cake (steep cake) Considering what happened the day before I didn't have much hope I would… Continue reading Castle In The Sky part 1
Hey there! Beware this is a dry (less visual) post compared to my previous topics but I honestly get this question A LOT and it needs explaining! An interesting conversation with my mom the other day sparked an idea for a blog post. She was humming and hawing over whether or not to buy a new… Continue reading How In The Hell Do I Afford To Travel So Much?
Hey There! During my trip to Nepal I opted to have a long layover in Hong Kong in hopes that I could escape the airport and get out to see the city but I had some obstacles to overcome: How easy is it to leave the airport? and what about my bag? How much and… Continue reading 14 Hours in Hong Kong, What Could Go Wrong?
Hey there! Ah, Northern Ontario! So wild and rugged, this is where the truly adventurous come to brave the elements and tame the wild! Home to bears, moose, lakes, dense forest and some of the truest Canadians you’ll ever meet. This is the place to come and really experience Canada in the wild. Most people… Continue reading Northern Ontario, the place for the wild at heart
Hey there! Traveling can be a tricky mistress. It makes you step back and take a look at your life and the things you want from it. It also has this funny way of teaching you things you never thought you would need to know, and it does so in the strangest of ways. When… Continue reading 25 Travel Revelations at 25
Sept 25, 2018, Arriving in Lukla was a miracle in itself. What started out as a smooth plane ride over the Nepali countryside quickly turned into a bumpy ordeal as we banked left and headed straight for the goddamn mountain. This is it. This is how I die. At Least the views are nice! … Continue reading Planes, Yaks and Broken Packs