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It’s in Ninglish

It’s in Ninglish


Posted By on Feb 18, 2016

During my time trekking I took some photo’s of funny signs in what I call “Ninglish” – that’s Nepali English in short. I hope you enjoy them too:     Subscribe to Andrea’s latest BLOG posts * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last...

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Kathmandu Old City 9 months later

Kathmandu Old City 9 months later


Posted By on Feb 16, 2016

Kathmandu 23rd January 2016 I had a free day today and decided to visit some of the areas quite badly affected by the earthquake some 9 months earlier. As a photographer and travel writer I’m most interested in capturing the little things, the people and the experience of wherever I am. We started the day with a visit to the Kathesimbu Stupa. Located right near the heart of Thamel this stupa is the most wonderful hidden gem in the...

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Forced Retreat

Forced Retreat


Posted By on Feb 16, 2016

Pattaya Thailand December 2015  Reading Joe Simpson (This Game of Ghosts) inspired me to write. I love his honest and at times funny accounts of his adventures. Mostly I love his no holds barred approach which tells it just as it is, without judgement or drama. In my heart I know I love it because I can relate to each and every word. And while we have different traits we share the same love for adventure and for the mountains. ...

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Selling Your Soul to the Devil

Selling Your Soul to the Devil


Posted By on Jan 24, 2016

Pattaya Thailand 9th December 2015 I’ve come here from Nepal. In my view the most deeply authentically spiritual place I have ever been to what is touted as the “Land of the Buddha”. But unfortunately the reality is a little different.  Here duality rears its ugly head. In our society we are taught (well the one I grew up with anyway) that there is right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral and so forth. And yet...

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Coca Cola Trekking

Coca Cola Trekking


Posted By on Jan 15, 2016

Annapurna Base Camp – 12th November 2015 Kaji had called it Coca Cola trekking referring to my trip to Annapurna Base Camp while we were on our way over the Cho La Pass in Everest region. Obviously some pride there from my mountain guide in what is considered to be the “hardcore” trekking region of Nepal. “It will be easy for you after this one, you can drink beer and Coca Cola the whole way and the maximum...

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The Good, The Bad & The Funny Part 2

The Good, The Bad & The Funny Part 2


Posted By on Jan 11, 2016

Everest Trekking October / November 2015 Kaji our mountain guide suffered an upset when a fall of ice and snow hit him on the head as he was crossing the Cho La Pass after leaving me. It left him fearing imminent death and reciting mantras until he managed to cross the pass and rejoin the group. I suppress a giggle at the visual of our stoic strong guide breaking down in tears and praying but I can see the look of fright in his eyes...

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