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The Road To Mandalay

MYANMAR | Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By langkawi21 | Views [134] | Comments [2]

Myanmar (aka Burma) Minglabah. Neither of us really knew what to expect here and maybe we picked the wrong month to visit. Myanmar was hot, incredibly hot at 38C, it was dusty, so dusty and a smoky haze lay over the country the whole time we were ... Read more >

Tags: dust, heat, oily food, pagodas, sick, trekking

Mount Solitary

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [328]

"Well, this is some nice, flat, forest walking," I muse. "Yeah, it can't last forever," Dad responded quickly, like we'd been having the same thoughts. We knew a mountain summit was in today's section of the 3-day, 30-kilometer hike we'd started, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, challenges, hikes, mountains, trekking

Getting the right help, at the right time – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [268]

In the last blog I was talking about surrounding yourself with the right people, to achieve your vision, but I have realised you also need to have the right support around you, which has helped me no end recently. This support for me recently has ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

How do you follow the last blog, Surrounding yourself with the right people – Kilimanjaro Blog

TANZANIA | Mon, 9 Mar 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [339]

In the last blog two weeks ago I was talking about having a vision, goals to aim for and the need for having plans to achieve these, not to mention the small item of having a baby a couple of weeks before I climb Kilimanjaro. With this news, a crazy ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, charity, climb, kilimanjaro, summit, tanzania, trekking

Trekking Poles Will Make Your Life Better... And Your Triceps Sexier.

CHILE | Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | By thehappytalent | Views [61]

Five boyfriends ago, I used to think that walking sticks -- err, trekking poles -- were dorky, overpriced and pointless. I'm not old, so why do I need sticks to help me hike? But then he invited me on a backpacking trip, and he convinced me not to ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, gear, torres del paine, trekking

Myanmar (Burma) Jan 21st - Feb 16th 2015

MYANMAR | Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | By sarahkcliff | Views [61]

Myanmar what a beuatiful country. This country is truly magical. Every thing from the people and with such uplifting smiling faces to incredible pagodas on every corner. Our trip started in Mandalay, here we spent three days visiting different ... Read more >

Tags: bagan, hsipaw, inle lake, kalaw, kykume, mandalay, monywa, pywn oo lwin, sunsets, trekking

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

UNITED KINGDOM | Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [684] | Comments [2]

 I am Tony Mattravers, a married father of one who has wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for many years. About two years ago, I was three and a half stone heavier than I am now, but took a decision to change my life, as I was not doing any exercise ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

The Great Ocean Walk

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By a_and_a | Views [126]

Apollo Bay-Elliot Ridge Day 1 is full of nerves, excitement and an anxious need to start. We arrived around 1pm and, after collecting a map, bus schedule, and a quick phone recharge sat down to eat our first hiker/camper meal- tuna & beans. Not ... Read more >

Tags: australia, great ocean walk, trekking

Trekking in the hills of Inle

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [127]

Next day we headed out for a 2 day trek round the surrounding mountains. We were originally planning to do the famous Inle to Kalaw trek but where convinced by the many locals that the surrounding nature is just as beautiful and if you do not have a ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, kalaw, myanmar, road less travelled, trekking

Happiness is Clean Feet

COLOMBIA | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By peacepigs | Views [96]

Woke up bright and early for our big trip to Valle del Cocora, Colombia's treasured landscape. In order to get from Salento to the valley (where your long hike begins) you have to jump into one of these Willys Jeeps from WWII. These Jeeps, which comfortably ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, hummingbirds, salento, trekking, valle del cocora, wax palms

Magic of Inle Lake

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By kamzam | Views [112]

The overnight VIP bus dropped us from Yangon to Inle Lake, or more accurately, Nyaungshwe. This is the city to which you need to buy your bus ticket and where you are most likely going to stay as it has most accommodation food options.   I ... Read more >

Tags: burma, inle lake, myanmar, red mountain winery, trekking

The KHOUPUM waterfalls

INDIA | Thu, 25 Dec 2014 | By enigmatickounu | Views [93]

After two days of continuous walking on mountains we finally reach one of the beauty place on earth in Manipur state, INDIA.  We walk around 62 plus kilometers by foot from Bishenpur to reach the Khoupum waterfalls. It was an amazing experience ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

It's Time To Go

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By langkawi21 | Views [273] | Comments [7]

After years of saving and months of preparation, s o we are off again for a new adventure and what a start it has been to our 2 years away from Australia. Shawn finished worked on 18th Dec 2014 and a lot of Andrew's family came out for an ... Read more >

Tags: australia, christmas, family, friends, new zealand, trekking, wedding

Taupo

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 3 Dec 2014 | By a_and_a | Views [151]

Hello! Once again I write as we wait to be transported to our next stop. It seems like the only opportunity we really have to write as our days are so packed (and there’s usually wifi near the bus stop). We have just completed our time in Taupo ... Read more >

Tags: mount doom, taupo, trekking

The Japanese Adventure

JAPAN | Thu, 13 Nov 2014 | By fillytheexplorer | Views [135]

[Excuse spelling mistakes] 12/11/14 - London Weather: Overcast Temperature: 12 Distance: 9012.2 km [to Haneda] Moshi Moshi! This year I set myself a task - every year, aim to go to a location I have never been and today is my new adventure ... Read more >

Tags: asia, blog, japan, journal, on the road, travel, travel story, traveling, travelling, trekking

Wandering and Wondering - 1 Month in India & Nepal

INDIA | Thu, 6 Nov 2014 | By allineedismy2barefeet | Views [73]

Namaste from Kathmandu, the bustling capital city of Nepal!   I recently said goodbye to Hanga after one month travelling together. We had a really great time and I want to thank her for her awesome company. As a solo traveler at heart, ... Read more >

Tags: culture, india, nepal, temples, trekking

"Please Can You Give Discount?" - Traveling India & Nepal

INDIA | Thu, 6 Nov 2014 | By allineedismy2barefeet | Views [66]

Upon arriving in India, I initially wrote that Hanga and I entered the big leagues of backpacking. After one month, our travels have matched the billing and the hype, and far exceeded the ease and comfort of my 10 month trip across Europe, which included ... Read more >

Tags: culture, temples, trekking

Milk On The Rocks

INDIA | Sun, 12 Oct 2014 | By musafirujan | Views [183]

Every night in NITK Surathkal would be stirred by the long whistle piercing the deafening silence. The heavy diesel locomotive would lead the giant reptile through the Konkan Railway, arguably the most beautiful strech of railways in entire India, running ... Read more >

Tags: dudhsagar falls, goa, hitchhiking, india, konkan railway, trekking

Nearly time to leave!

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 8 Oct 2014 | By holesinmyshoes | Views [64]

I fly out tomorrow! Can't wait. Hoping to get a new camera duty free

Tags: trekking

Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge

CHINA | Mon, 6 Oct 2014 | By paulinemendes | Views [234]

Tiger Leaping Gorge,Tibetan Prefecture, China A  two hour and at times precarious bus ride has brought us to the stunning Middle  Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Tibetan prefecture, a mere 15 minutes from the border  of Tibet.There are ... Read more >

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