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Iraqi Kurdistan: what you need to know before you go

If you're contemplating a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan and wondering what you need to know about going there as a tourist, then look no further. In this post, I have covered all the important practical things anyone would need to know before travelling to Kurdistan based on my experience. Leave your preconceived ideas, assumptions and … Continue reading Iraqi Kurdistan: what you need to know before you go

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Crossing the Iraq-Turkey border at Ibrahim Khalil/Habur

From Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan, I wanted to cross over to Southeastern Turkey. I crossed the border at Ibrahim Khalil/Habur and here is my guide and report of the crossing.

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Iran: what you need to know before you go

Iran is not really a country that you can just book a flight and go without having done any prior research or knowing anything about the country. From safety to visas to food, this post breaks down everything you need to know before going to Iran, so that you'll be fully prepared once you arrive.

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Crossing the Iran-Iraqi Kurdistan border at Bashmagh/Penjwen

My experience and guide to crossing the Iran-Iraq border at Bashmarq-Penjwen.

Trek report: Markha Valley

Known as one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Ladakh, I decided to hike the Markha Valley during my time in Leh. Popular because it's easily accessible, the trail is not difficult to navigate and it's one of the few multiday treks in the region that can be done entirely with homestays, rather … Continue reading Trek report: Markha Valley

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Trek report: Salleri to Gokyo Ri

A dream since I was a little girl, seeing Everest with my own eyes was a truly incredible experience. I trekked from Salleri up to Gokyo to see some of the highest mountains in the world up close. This is my experience and guide to trekking to Gokyo, as well as a video of my time on the trail.

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Trek report: Jomsom trek

So as the weather turned bad in the lower Annapurna region, I decided to head to Jomsom to trek in the Himalayan rain shadow. A guide and my day by day experience as well as a video of my time on the trail.

Dhaulagiri at sunrise

Trek report: Khopra Ridge

My trek report for hiking Khopra Ridge in the Annapurna Region independently. My day-by-day experience on this lesser known but epic trail along with a guide to doing it yourself plus a video of my time on the trail.

Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri

Trek report: Langtang Valley

A trek report for hiking the Langtang Valley in Nepal solo, one of the original trekking destinations in the Himalayas. It includes my day-by-day experience on the trail and the nitty-gritty details of organising it, plus a video.

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Crossing the India-Nepal border at Panitanki-Kakarbhitta

My experience and guide to crossing the India-Nepal border at Panitanki-Kakarbhitta or the eastern side near Darjeeling.