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While you were working – Lucky, Pisang, Nepal

It’s the day after, but not really. The quake like any other of it’s kind continues with little reminders of our vulnerability, a small aftershock at 5am was missed by us sound asleep but has the town in a buzz. Today we will finally be taking the step away from the road and embarking on […]

While you were working – A Himalayan Shrug, Manang, Nepal

After five days of slogging it up the hill we have come to that big red circle on the calendar page, rest day. We have just a 30 minute stroll from Braga to Manang but not before a little poke around old Braga, our first moment of free time cannot pass without a little exploration. […]

While you were working – Onto Something, Braka, Nepal

Light comes early in this part of the world, like caterpillars we peel back the layers of sleeping bags to emerge into a new day. We’re perched at the top level of our guest house and before the sun even illuminates the peaks of Annapurna-2 and 3 we can see the monstrous shapes forming a […]

While you were working – Shedding a tear, Ghyaru, Nepal

A buzz of excitement permeates the village of Chame and the path leading from it. The topic on everyones lips is Lamjung Himal, with clear skies the whole town awoke to the gleaming sight of the mighty peak. For a time we thought it was Annapurna-2 but not quite, that will come hopefully later today. […]

While you were working – Through the Cracks, Chame, Nepal

Like an apparition there is a glimpse, a suggestion. The world turns again as our booted feet pad the road through the town of Dharapani, but this morning stands aside from the last two. Before us to the west a mountain rears up high, graceful, snow capped and imposing, an awe inspiring view that seems […]

While you were working – Hide and Seek, Dharapani, Nepal

From a nights sleep spent on a pillow of desperate disappointment the sun rises to a day of reclaimed optimism. We’re not really spiritual people but the idealism of Annapurna has reached near sacred status to us, our first day of seeing a desecration of this place was a sharp slap in the face we […]

While you were working – More Wrapping Paper, Jagat, Nepal

Four years of Christmas like anticipation has banked up, the boots are laced  up, packs are packed and I don’t care anymore that I woke up this morning with signs that I shared a bed with a rat last night. The first footfalls take place from the wobbly timber guesthouse and onto the rough stone […]

While you were working – Apple Pies, Buhlbuhle, Nepal

After a hateful exercise in restraint we’re finally off to Annapurna today, just saying that seems forbidden such has been the wait. We’ve had a great time in Kathmandu but Nepal has always been about Annapurna, one of the few big items on the travel list that was never at risk of falling foul of […]

While you were working – Sale, Kathmandu, Nepal

Another day comes screeching in the window in this most manic of cities, the regular bleat of car and scooter horns is fast becoming our sound-track to Kathmandu. With passes sorted for hiking Annapurna yesterday we stay the hand of giddy hiking excitement to delve for a more tourist mode, and in Kathmandu that means […]

While you were working – New Jacket, Kathmandu, Nepal

More clear headed today we awake with senses more coherent than dazed, more eager than retreating. There’s a world outside the window of our guesthouse but it’s barely outside at all, sounds wedge themselves into every nook of this city including our room. And so the slow resurrection from travel coma takes place, drowning in […]

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