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Langtang Valley trek
Nepal

Do’s and don’t’s of trekking in Nepal

Trekking amongst the Himalayas in Nepal is one of the world’s great adventures. However, the experience comes with a multitude of things to know before setting off on the trail, whether alone or in a group, independently or with a team of guides and porters. To make your preparation and planning easier for you, I …

Dal lake sunrise
India North India

Srinagar: the contested jewel in Kashmir’s crown

The city had been exactly what I had imagined it to be and more; it was completely different to anything else I had seen on the subcontinent, the people were full of colourful and passionate conversation and the lake was truly beautiful with the background of the Himalayas faded under haze. Yet, I’d felt much safer than I perhaps thought I would, the media always driving a particular fear of certain places, and in fact, after I left I found myself telling people, “Go to Srinagar and spend time there,” because only then can you truly understand it… Read about my time in Srinagar, Kashmir.