Top tips and prices for hiking Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal

In late October 2022 we spent 9 days independently hiking the Annapurna Base Camp trail (ABC) with the add-on of Poon Hill. I kept track of all of our expenses which I will share below along with tips for the trek. FIRST THINGS FIRST, INSURANCE If you’re travelling abroad you should already have some sort…

Hiking for 9 days to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill | Nepal

We spent 9 days hiking to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal so we could stand beneath some of the worlds highest mountains. We opted to hike the route independently, without a guide or porter after our previous disaster with a porter ten years ago who we basically had to fire because he was so slow…

Waddling penguins and hiking around Cape Point | South Africa

After being warned about how dangerous the local minivans and trains can be in South Africa we opted for an Uber to take us from downtown Cape Town to a little village called Glencairn Heights. It was a very safe neighbourhood near a beach and would be our base for the next four days whilst…

Exploring the colourful sights around Cape Town

We didn’t have much of a plan for Africa so as we sat on a deckchair admiring the rolling hills in the distance and zebras grazing nearby we clicked ‘confirm’ on a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. After our three weeks in Kruger we really didn’t know where to go next, we were thinking…

The best beach in Mauritius | Le Morne

La Gaulette is a chilled little village set beside the sea with a backdrop of forested hills and hunting grounds. It’s not a nice area to swim or sunbath as it’s marshy, muddy and rocky, however it offers much more affordable accommodation than Le Morne which is just a few kilometres away and one of…

Exploring the Juta and Truso Valleys | Georgia

After doing some fantastic hikes around Kazbegi we wanted to explore some different valleys in the area so we enquired about a taxi to the Juta Valley. Taxi drivers wait at the village square for business so we asked an old chap in a trilby hat how much he charged to take us there and…

Hiking around the majestic Mount Kazbegi | Georgia

I’m obsessed with mountains so when we realised we could reach the snow capped peaks of Georgia for my birthday we made it happen. We had to catch a shared taxi from Yerevan in Armenia to Tbilisi in Georgia, take the subway across the city and then a Marshrutka to Stepantsminda, taking a total of…

A soviet jeep ride to the endless wildflowers | Armenia

Dilijan National Park was never high on my list of destinations to visit in Armenia as it’s heavily forested and I love an open view with jagged peaks. However we didn’t go to the far south of Armenia so instead we figured we best explore Dilijan and spend a few days in nature. We picked…

One of the scariest days of our lives | Via Ferrata in Kosovo

We’ve always liked the idea of trying out a Via Ferrata which is a climbing route fixed to a mountainside with metal steps, cables and ladders. You have to wear a harness with two carabiner clips which you use to clip onto the metal rope. We do a lot of hiking and rock scrambling so…