How to spend time in Purgatory…I mean Kathmandu

If you travel in Nepal, you will most likely fly into Kathmandu and inevitably spend some time there trying to figure out what to do with yourself. Since there is very little infrastructure here and since Kathmandu is the largest city and near the center of the country, it serves as the launching point for…

You Know You’re a Backpacker When…

Back in January, Brian and I were orienting ourselves to this new and foreign world of backpacking. Now that we have almost four months on our backpacking resume, we thought it was time to share a few things we’ve learned along the way. We had fun compiling this list (and I’m sure we’ll continue to add…

Chitwan National Park: Where Animals and Adventure Await!

After enjoying several steaming hot showers, scouring social media to update ourselves on the worldwide events we had missed while trekking, splurging on massages for our aching bodies, and indulging in several delectable meals in Kathmandu, we decided to jump on a bus and check out Chitwan National Park. After sharing the mountains with donkeys…

Everest Base Camp Trek – Part II

If you haven’t already, take a spin through Everest Base Camp Trek – Part I. If you can make it through that entire post, take a quick nap and then continue reading below… Day 8 – Dingboche (14,500 ft) to Thukla (15,200 ft) Miraculously, around 2am that night in Dingboche my headache went away and…

Everest Base Camp Trek – Part I

By far the most anticipated of our adventures thus far, we’d been looking forward to the Everest Base Camp trek for quite some time. Here are just a few of the ways we attempted to get ourselves hyped, primed, and prepped for the two week adventure: Running a half marathon back in November (our cardio…

A Little Southeast Asian Bathroom Humor

One of the first major differences we noticed upon our arrival to Southeast Asia was that the restrooms are very different than what we’re accustomed to in the States. Before you scoff at our profound observation, hear me out on this one. The restrooms are so different, in fact, that I would have greatly appreciated…