Lake Tali Karng

Day 1 I’m officially a weekend warrior. And you want to know a secret – I kind of love it. By working the whole 9-5 I’ve learnt what magic it is to have two whole days to yourself were you don’t have to check an email, where you can vanish off the face of the … More Lake Tali Karng

Wallaman Falls

As I gazed up at the colossal volume of water cascading off the cliff before me, the mist that floated around settled in my hair, on my face, on my clothes. This was my first ‘shower’ in five days and it was spectacular. My friend and I had landed on the mainland a couple of … More Wallaman Falls

Hinchinbrook Island: oh take me back

Water squelched through my heavy socks, pooling in my shoes. The air hung heavy with humidity, beads of sweat trickling down between my shoulder-blades, and the sandflies knocked against my Neapolitan-coloured sunburnt legs: white, pink and brown. I couldn’t have been happier. My friend and I were spending four days walking the Thornsborne trail on … More Hinchinbrook Island: oh take me back

Wildlife SOS: Elephants, monkeys and bears, oh my!

When I first went through the planning for my trip around the subcontinent, I’d initially intended on spending December in Sri Lanka, fulfilling the dreams of 15 year-old me and volunteering with elephants. I’d pretty much organised everything except for payment, but then something made me stop and reconsider. After discovering that my chosen organisation … More Wildlife SOS: Elephants, monkeys and bears, oh my!

Kala Patthar, aka The Time I Began to Miss Oxygen

When you talk to people about trekking to Everest Base Camp, everyone (myself initially included) automatically assumes that it’s the highest point on the trek. And why wouldn’t you – it’s got the word Everest in its name, and at 5364m above sea level, you’d think only an insane person would voluntarily climb any higher. … More Kala Patthar, aka The Time I Began to Miss Oxygen

Kathmandu: My Fondness for Monkeys, Doughnuts and Dhal Baht

Overall during my month or so in Nepal, I reckon I would’ve spent just under a week in Kathmandu. Whilst I met a few people who didn’t like it for no other reason than the fact that it’s busy, dusty and a little overwhelming, to me it was brilliant. Despite the fact that I’m more … More Kathmandu: My Fondness for Monkeys, Doughnuts and Dhal Baht