Traipsing around Penang

I woke up early this morning, determined to see all the wonderful street art sans the crowds of tourists. By early I mean I was out of the hostel by 8:30am, but still that's early for most backpackers - the hostel was dead quiet when I left! Penang is famous for its unique street art, [...]

Elephant Baths and Jeep Safaris

After our little adventure getting very close to nature, we had no time to catch our breath. Next stop was the elephant breeding centre to play with some baby elephants. If you know me well, then you know that I'm a bit animal mad. Particularly when it comes to baby animals, especially large baby animals [...]

The Day I Got Chased By A Rhino

“Don’t make eye contact, don't look, don't look! Okay run, RUN!” The three of us bolted, following the zig-zag pattern that our guide was doing to throw them off course. My camera bag bounced against my hip as I ran, my heart raced and the sweat started to drip down my face. The branches on [...]

Heading to Chitwan National Park

After a day in Kathmandu, I said goodbye to C and made my way to Chitwan National Park. After another deeeelightful bus journey that was supposed to take five hours but took nine, I finally made it to my destination. It was hot, humid and nowhere as busy as Kathmandu! I liked it already. Chitwan [...]

EBC Trek – BASE CAMP DAY!!!!

Today is the day! The big one! The one we have all been waiting for - BASE CAMP DAY! It was a little bittersweet to be honest, we'd come so far not just physically but mentally and now the whole reason was that we were here was finally upon us. I kind of wanted it [...]

EBC Trek – Dingboche to Lobuche

After a relaxing day yesterday we were ready and firing to go to Lobuche. It had been a long afternoon yesterday and most of us were just eager to get even further into the trek. We left Dingboche around 8am and headed off the same direction as yesterday - up. Once we climbed a little [...]

EBC Trek – Dingboche 

Our time in Dingboche was mainly to acclimatise so we had an extra day here relax and find some extra red blood cells to keep us oxgenated up higher! There wasn't a whole lot to do in Dingboche so we spent most of our time reading, washing clothes or playing UNO. The morning after we [...]