Himalayan Sunrise

If there ever was a more stupidly spontaneous travel moment in my life, it would be when I took this photo. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world and it stretches across five countries: China, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan. This picture below was taken from Nagarkot, Nepal and you could see the outline of the snow capped mountains looming in the distance. One of them should be Mount Everest. Which one? Oh I don’t know! I was busy trying not to lose my toes from the cold.

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Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world and is the holy grail for serious mountaineers. You know, fit and athletic people unlike me. So how exactly did I end up here wearing only flip-flops? Well my shoe broke and so was I but hell, it’s not everyday that you get the chance to see the sunrise over the Himalayas even if it might cost me my toes! I’d have to say the view was well worth it. So there. No regrets.

Now it’s your turn. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done in the spirit of travel and adventure?

By the Bagmati River

He was looking at an on-going cremation ceremony across the river in Pashupatinath Temple.

Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, the rest can simply look from the opposite side of the river. This ceremony can last for hours, after which the ashes are thrown into the water.

 

Kathmandu Skyline

When referring to spectacular skylines and cityscapes, we often think about super modern cities filled with glass-clad skyscrapers, bright lights and a Starbucks at every corner.

Without the aid of all those, Kathmandu offers the same breathtaking appeal with the added bonus of fresh air from the Himalayas.

Really not a bad view whilst enjoying breakfast.