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TW(&W)M - 4 - It's a (relatively) Long Way to Tashiding

INDIA | Thu, 21 Jan 2016 | By davidford | Views [75]

After a comfortable and warm night and a copious Rani breakfast of Millet porridge and fruit, buckwheat pancakes and tea I set out with Mafa for a mooch around Yoksum starting with a visit to a(nother) local gompa. Gompa having been bypassed we continued ... Read more >

Tags: forests, monasteries, mountains, trecks

'Live Young and Free'

INDIA | Sun, 27 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [89]

Live Young and Free is just one of many 'slogans' you can see around here stuck to the top of the windscreens of lorries, jeeps and the small people carriers that are so popular. Others read like 'Jai Ganesh', 'Om Mani Padme Hum', 'Siddartha' and so ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, momos, monasteries, mountains

In Kalimpong a day too long?

INDIA | Fri, 25 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [90] | Comments [1]

I am probably at my lowest ebb yet on this trip. Nothing terrible but I'm feeling a bit lost and lonely.  I could have titlled this blog Facing Mount Kanchenjunga but fear it lacks originality. Yesterday I took a taxi (300 rupees) to the top ... Read more >

Tags: gompas, loneliness, monasteries, mountains, panoramas

Kanchenjunga

INDIA | Sat, 19 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [106]

I have been waking up most mornings around 4-5 am with the sounds and lights of taxis below my 6th (not 5th) floor window as they prepare to take tourists to Tiger Hill to view the sun rise over Kanchenjunga. This morning was no different. Yesterday, ... Read more >

Tags: contemplations, journeys, mountains

Namaste Nepal- “I honour the place in you of which is love”.

NEPAL | Mon, 7 Dec 2015 | By gemma_laing | Views [291]

I have to admit, I was never keen to go to Nepal. On reflection, I guess it was a bit of ignorance. Perhaps ignorance is my biggest secret. I knew nothing about the country, the culture or the people, and for some reason I had no great desire to find ... Read more >

Tags: annapurna, buddha, everest, momos, mountains, nepal, on the road, temples

The Metro Doesn't have Pigeons

AUSTRIA | Mon, 30 Nov 2015 | By kakimono | Views [91]

Sunday, on Ashley's recommendation, we headed to a nearby mountain to get good views of the city and stop at a cafe he recommended. It is possible to climb the mountain, but it's also possible to take a bus. Guess which of the ways we took? (Hint: it ... Read more >

Tags: board games, christkindlmarkt, mountains, swings, tourism, vienna

After a year

MOROCCO | Fri, 13 Nov 2015 | By nesrin | Views [97]

I have been enjoying the brief moments of enlightenment (if you can call it that) lately. The moments that come naturally with the flow of life. Life has been recreated on the roads for me for the last year. With every new destination came new emotions, ... Read more >

Tags: morocco, mountains, travel

Fall Season in the Great Smoky Mountains

USA | Mon, 2 Nov 2015 | By jaabadon | Views [55]

My girlfried and I decided to visit the Great Smoky Mountains on October 23-25. It was my first time to see the colors of autumn, so my reaction the whole we were driving there were "wow!!" and "awesome!!!". Our first destination was Cherokee, which ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, landscapes, mountains, nature

Cascades du Dard

FRANCE | Tue, 20 Oct 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [15]

The trail turned sharply left, away from the highway. Within moments, the roar of passing trucks was muted, then swallowed by the heavy fog that engulfed the Chamonix Valley. The forest floor was a carpet of wet moss over boulders, an undulating sea ... Read more >

Tags: fog, forest, france, hiking, mountains, outdoors, waterfalls

The Crown Jewel of Chamonix: The Aiguille du Midi

FRANCE | Mon, 5 Oct 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [20]

In a shining moment of mature glory, I drank two cups of coffee on an empty stomach and raced up to freezing temperatures and thin air at an altitude of 3,842 meters, where I promptly started running up flights of stairs, fueled by excitement and adrenaline.... Read more >

Tags: altitude, cable car, france, hiking, mountains, outdoors, snow

Salt Flats Tour through the desert and otherworldly landscapes to Chile

BOLIVIA | Thu, 3 Sep 2015 | By sheree | Views [67]

Day 1 A lady from our tour company was waiting at the bus station with a sign with our names on it. Soon a car came to pick us up and take us to their office. Here we freshened up, brushed our teeth and got changed etc. we then grabbed breKfast ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, desert, flamingoes, lagoons, landscapes, llamas, mountains, salt flats, train tracks, volcanoes

4 day sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

PERU | Mon, 31 Aug 2015 | By sheree | Views [105]

Day 1 We woke  at 4:10am  to brush teeth, get changed, collect our things, check out and wait for our tour company bus to come pick us up  between 4:30 and 5:20 . It came  at 5:10  as we waited on bean bags in the common ... Read more >

Tags: andes, high altitude, inca trail, incans, machu picchu, mountains, peru, ruins, trek

Oaxaca - mountainous surrounds, mole and mezcal

MEXICO | Tue, 30 Jun 2015 | By sheree | Views [151]

Cactus lined mountains appeared as the sun rose and eased the lack of sleep from the overnight bus ride.  We checked in to our hostel and had to wait a little bit for our rooms to be ready coz we arrived early. Another cool budget traveller ... Read more >

Tags: hot chocolate, mexico, mezcal, mole, mountains, oaxaca, streets, tapestry, tequila, tour

Aliens, Trains, and Automobiles

SWITZERLAND | Sun, 28 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [207]

Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to.  My girlfriend's friend's friend (who lives in Switzerland) picked me up yesterday to show me some towns in Switzerland.  And I learned he lived 2 1/2 hours away, so I was impressed that he would ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, switzerland

The Cross

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Fri, 29 May 2015 | By futuriall | Views [67]

... I packed my rucksack, took a bottle of spring -water, turned on a song and walked away. I left our camp, where we were living with my girlfriend, her mother and her uncle, behind. Not saying a word. It was a narrow dusty road with no human ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, russia, tracking

Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise Alberta, Canada

CANADA | Fri, 15 May 2015 | By sheerradiance | Views [89]

I almost don’t want to share this story for fear that it will become so commercialized that it will lose its mystique. That would be too selfish and a complete waste of beauty. Coming from a small town I kind of took for granted the natural elements ... Read more >

Tags: adventurist, alberta, bears, camping, canada, canada, glacier mountains, mountains, outdoors, wildlife

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day Four

CHILE | Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [61]

After another very pleasant night in the tent we ate our breakfast and set off on our last morning of walking up to the grey lake and grey glacier lookout and back - this glacier forms part of the Southern Patagonian ice field. We walked about 12km. ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lakes, mountains, wildlife

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Three

CHILE | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [54]

An earlier start this morning.  Again an early morning visit to the lake to see the sunrise over the mountains.  We walked in the shadow of the Pina Grande. and up in to the French Valley.  We saw cera cera falcons and a flock of parakeets.... Read more >

Tags: galcier, hiking, lakes, mountains

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Two

CHILE | Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [49]

Today we had a leisurely start which was good as we had time to explore the area where the campsite was and indulge in the photography. Breakfast was sumptuous! We were still up early though as we wanted to see the sunrise over the towers, and would ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lake, mountains

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day One

CHILE | Sun, 22 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [60]

We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey: Rhea Condors Guanecos Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife

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