November 4, 2019

Day 17 - Kalopani - Tatopani

We wake up at the foot of a beautifully clear Dalaugiri, thankfully we remain unmolested by the cabbage zombies that Susan had feared.  I exit the room and walk the short distance along the balcony to the shared sink to clean my teeth. And t...

August 15, 2019

Day 15 - Muktinath - Jomsom

Somethings up with the lads and there is an atmosphere, a large amount of them not looking at each other and a general air of grumpiness. I’m not sure whether they’ve had a disagreement or they’re annoyed with us. We’re all tired and none of...

August 14, 2019

Day 14: The Thorung La Pass

For the past few months I have been worrying about the seemingly random nature of altitude sickness and how my body would react and how it would affect the trip. I’ve also researched the severity of the trek across the pass, reports ranging f...

June 30, 2019

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp – Sri Karka – Thorung Pedi High Camp

It’s 9.30am and I’m sat in the bright teahouse in Sri Karka we passed two days ago. I’ve just been offered lunch, which just three hours after a huge bowl of porridge is a stretch too far. So I sit and wait...

June 6, 2019

Day 9 - Manang – Kangsar – Sri Kharkar – Tilicho

I was sad to leave Manang and it’s peanut butter on toast. Glancing behind as we took the left hand path (that no one else was taking) I felt a twang of regret that maybe, possibly, I won’t have the pleasure of visiting t...

May 22, 2019

Day 8 – Manang ‘Rest’ Day

Peanut butter on toast! I have gone an entire week without peanut butter, unheard of since I was a kid. I need my daily hit and I am missing its comforting nutty goodness. In fact I spent quite some time searching the shelves of all the local s...

May 15, 2019

Day 5 – Bumpy rides & the onset of sobriety

I don’t know if it’s the pre-dawn start or the worry that I’ve left something really important behind, but my brain feels in a foggy whirlwind as I sandwich myself between bags, bottles, poles and humans in the jeep that’s to...

May 8, 2019

THE ADVENTURES OF ANNAPURNA , PART 2 – KATHMANDU

Day 3 – Monkey dodging & tattoo design

Tom has the whole day off so he takes us along to the monkey temple. Susan is not a fan of monkeys and neither am I since seeing a woman endure, and lose, a wrestling match over a sum...

May 1, 2019

Just a few days before I stepped on a plane I became a bit itchy, then a bit more itchy, until I found myself down at the doctors surgery faced by, not one but two physicians staring at me and scratching their heads as if in some way it would ease my discomfort. The ca...

March 6, 2019

Wow, so I haven’t blogged for a month. So much has been happening and I just haven’t found the time to sit down and muse. In exactly three weeks Susan and I will be at Heathrow waiting for the first part of our journey to Nepal. I’m hoping that we’ll be sitting in a ba...

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