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Burning Ghats, Taj, and Tigers

Burning Ghats, Taj, and Tigers In my last post, we had just returned from our Trek and were spending a couple of days in Pokhara. All in all, Pokhara is one of my favourite places so far. It is very laid back and a cool backpacker and trekker kind of hangout. It is slower pace than Kathmandu and there is no pressure to sell you things...

Namaste from Pokhara… Back from our Trek

Namaste from Pokhara… Back from our Trek We have been in Pokhara now for a week. Pokhara sits beautifully in the foothills of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It is on the shores of a beautiful little lake, Lake Fewa. Life is quieter here which is so much different than the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. People here regularly...

Waiting Patiently for an Indian Visa in Kathmandu

Waiting Patiently for an Indian Visa in Kathmandu I think I may have mentioned once before that one of the reasons for coming to Nepal is to get an Indian visa. We could not get one while back in Canada because we were going to be on the road for too long before so it would have run out by the time we got here. The process here is very...

The Greeks and the Ottomans – A history in conflict

The Greeks and the Ottomans – A history in conflict  After we finished our cruise, we stayed in Athens for a few days. Part of our plan was three days in Athens, three days in Istanbul, and then on to Kathmandu. I am writing this post now in the Istanbul Sabiha Airport waiting for our red-eye to Kathmandu. In Athens, I think I...

Thanksgiving with Friends, Geneva and Rome

Thanksgiving with Friends, Geneva and Rome When last I posted we were arriving in Geneva. We went to Geneva to visit with friends who used to live in Fort Smith. Minoo and Bernie Sheehan left Fort Smith maybe six years ago now. They lived in Calgary for a few years and then moved to Geneva almost two years ago now. When we arrived in...

Yo hablo espanol mas que antes!!!

Yo hablo espanol mas que antes!!! I am not sure this will be the longest blog entry yet. Mostly because it will reflect my week in Madrid. Hopefully, I can convince Nicola to write something for the blog as well about her week of the Camino de Santiago. We arrived in Madrid on the 3rd of October. If you remember from the last entry, we...

London, Birmingham and a small English town

London, Birmingham and a small English town In my last post we were heading from Marrakech to London. Now we are en route from London to Madrid after a week in the UK. We stayed with Nicola’s sister and her family: Jenny, Garry, Ruby and Amy. Plus their two new kittens, Pebbles and Hevie (sp?). It was very nice to visit with...

Morocco… Over and Out

Morocco… Over and Out Our three weeks in Morocco has come to an end and we are now in London, UK. I enjoyed our time in Morocco but in the end I was craving some different food. Too many restaurants in Morocco and eating the same food over and over… couscous, tajine, pastilla. It is good to have some variety which in this...

Moroccan Camel Trek… With a good long camel ride

Another Desert Safari… This time with a good camel ride. Last I wrote we were just arriving back in Fez after three days in Chefchaouen. We have been busy since them and without a lot of internet access. Upon arriving in Fez, we immediately sought out a doctor to deal with my digestive issues. I had researched some clinics and...