Annapurna Diaries LIVE

Well, not live, exactly. But captured in video, which is more alive than words on a page. Here are 3 months of travel condensed into 3 minutes: Enjoyed watching this? Read the blog! 

Annapurna Diaries (Part Two)

Continuing on from Annapurna Diaries part one... Manang is the great gateway to the Himalayas, the end of the road, the last touchstone with civilisation before heading forth into the land of snows. Before making a decision about whether or not to take on the pass we had a few issues to attend to -... Continue Reading →

Annapurna Diaries (Part One)

Annapurna. The Goddess of the Harvest. This majestic mountain mastiff is circumnavigated by a 230 km trek that climbs a total height of 4656m from the starting point in Besisahar to the pass at Thorung La, teetering on the brink of the Tibetan Plateau. Often voted the best long-distance hike in the world, in Nepal... Continue Reading →

A Mountain Pilgrimage 

Wake before dawn. The sun has not yet risen on another year, but last night’s music still hangs in the air. Don a jumper for the first time in weeks and straddle the bicycle you can rent for just 40p. Say hello to the cook walking her cow. Say hello to three children riding one... Continue Reading →

Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

What image springs to mind when you think of yoga? Probably a young, skinny woman contorting into strange shapes suspended in Lycra, right? It's moved on from the wacky new-age hippy stereotype and now it's totally cool for ‘regular’ and ‘respectable’ people to sport power suit by day and Lululemon by night. Personally, I think... Continue Reading →

A New Country, A New Adventure

The first thing, before anything, is the wall of heat. It seeps through the door to smother you, seduce you, before you even leave that flying thing you arrived in. So unlike anything you're used to. An exotic lover coming to greet you. Air, with the weight and presence of a heavy secret. I pretend... Continue Reading →

How to Become an Everyday Adventurer

At some point in my life, people started referring to me as ‘the adventurous one’.  They started saying things like ‘I wish I could do what you do’ and ‘I could never do something like that’. If you have uttered these words before, then I ask you to suspend judgement and think again. How did... Continue Reading →

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