Great Himalayan Drive Day 5: Elephant Safari in Bardia National Park...

Have you ever explored the heart of a jungle on an early winter morning? When I say it is bliss, it is an understatement....

Great Himalayan Drive Day 9: Shopping in Pokhara in Nepal

The Great Himalayan Drive is supposed to be more of an adventure and exploratory trip, but who can resist some shopping therapy. I ended...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 12: Impressions of Thamel in capital Kathmandu...

I set out from Gorkha for Chitwan National Park on a rainy morning – only to realize jungle safaris may not be possible in...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 16: A hidden airport, river crossing and...

How interesting can journeys get? Very, if you are headed to Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Chitwan National Park in Nepal. I set out from...

Gallery : Blue walls and Green Windows in Tansen, Nepal

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Hotel Review: Fish Tail Lodge, Pokhara, Nepal

Few properties in the world can match the setting of Fish Tail Lodge in Pokhara in Nepal. With the Fewa Tal (lake) on one...

Gallery : Prayer Bells in Manakamana, Nepal

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Great Himalayan Drive Day 8: Illy coffee, brownies and wood fired...

What do I miss most (perhaps the only thing actually) is a good Americano and a cake or muffin to go with it. You...

Hotel Review: Hotel Opera, Mahendranagar, Nepal

This is the only 'quality' hotel located in Mahendranagar, located near the Indian border. Unless you have a business interest or need a night...

Great Himalayan Drive Day 21: Those wonderful flying foxes in Koshi...

When my guide at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve promised to show me the Flying Foxes, I had no idea what to expect. He...