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Relaxing in Manali

After an extremely long day of traveling from Losar and Chandertaal, we arrived to Manali late at night and soon got settled into our guesthouse -Joshi’s Homestay.  We were greeted with smiles and a very pleasant cup of chai! I can’t even begin…

Accommodation Review – Rock Top Inn, Manali

Rock Top Inn, Old Manali, Manali, Himachl Pradesh, 175131, India  Location – 9/10 Apart from how many bloody steps there were going up to Rock Top Inn, the location was just perfect. We had a gret view of the river and mountains, as…

Accommodation Review – Joshi’s Homestay, Manali

Joshi’s Homestay, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 175131, India  Location – 8/10 Here, we stayed right at the top of the hill through Old Manali. We had some great views of the hills around us as well as a couple of waterfalls. The…

Accommodation review – Samsong Guest House, Losar

Samsong Guest House, Losar, Spiti, India Location – 7/10 Located in the quiet little village of Losar, which marks the exit check point of Spiti Valley. The weather wasn’t great while we were here so we didn’t get chance to explore much, although…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 8 – Kaza to Losar and Chandertall

After all the commotion with the filling station running out of fuel and having to stop in Kaza for longer than planned we were finally ready to hit the road and continue on with our journey.  Every day so far we had left…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 6 & 7 – Dhankar Monastery to Kibber, Key Gompa and Kaza

Originally our plan was to get to Kaza via Komik (World’s Highest Village accessible by motorable roads) and Langza however we changed things up a little bit because of one reason or another, I can’t quite remember… and please excuse me if I…

Accommodation Review – Hotel “No Name”, Kaza

Hotel “No Name”, New Kaza Near Police Station, Kaza, Spiti, India Location – 6/10 We were situated in New Kaza near to the police station. It was about 15 minutes walk into the “town” area where you would find shops, market stalls and…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 5 – Tabo to Dhankar Monastery

Our next destination, Dhankar Monastery was a short 32km away from Tabo on the road towards Kaza. We heard about the area being one of a kind and also at the start of the week Sanjay suggested we have a “short” walk to…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 4 – Nako to Gue and Tabo, featuring Mummy Lama

Before reaching our next destination Tabo, also referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas, we had a little bit of sightseeing to do along the way. The sun was still shining on us with blue skies but the temperature was lower than…

Our journey to Spiti Valley – Day 3 – Kalpa to Nako

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed we had a ‘slowly slowly’ 4 hour journey through long winding roads, valleys and along the River Sutlej and Spiti.  Approximately 100km away near the Indo-China border in Trans-Himalayan region of Kinnaur lies the peaceful little village of Nako…

Accommodation Review – The Royal Vista, Shimla

The Royal Vista, Kachi Ghatti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004 Location – 4/10 The Royal Vista is a new hotel which has only been open in time for this years tourist season. Our room had huge windows on one wall and boosted an absolutely amazing…

Surviving a long train journey with ‘Delhi belly’

In my latest blog post you would have read about our unpleasant 13 hour train journey from Delhi to Shimla… Here are a few things that I found essential for this journey as well as some tips to ensure you have a pleasant…

Keep calm and countdown…

For years now all I have dreamed of is escaping this life and going traveling around the world.  The thought of experiencing new cultures, worlds, lives, people… discovering new foods, interests, ways of thinking… all of this excites me so much and it…

The end of our Icelandic adventure…

In summary, Iceland is… beautiful. Magical. Memerising. Tranquil. If you haven’t already been – YOU MUST! Have you been before? If so, get in touch and share your experience with me, I’d love to know and find out more. I cannot wait to…