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Nepal – Photo Gallery

Nepal, a small sweep of land between the vast territories of India and China, was once famously likened to a potato stuck between two boulders. But what an amazing potato it is! Like most of the travelers who arrive in the busy city streets of Kathmandu, we soon organized a trek into what the country is most famous for – the majestic Himalayan mountain range. Our two-week trek took us into the high desert on the border with Tibet and into the Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang. From dense forests to lush valleys and moon-like desert scenery, the landscapes of Nepal are certainly the most impressive we’ve ever come across. Their unique location at the top of the Asian subcontinent makes for a colorful blend of Tibetan, Chinese and Indian cultures with all the friendliness and spice that Nepal is known for. Our trekking guide told us that most people who visit Nepal come back repeatedly – and we definitely can see why! Namaste, Nepal. We’ll see you soon.

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What happens when you travel: Part III

(Click here to read What happens when you travel: Part I and Part II) On the brink of our 6 month mark, and with so much that’s changed in the past few months, here’s another look at what we’ve learned about the world, people and ourselves on the road. Plans change. A lot. The other…

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Stuffing your face in the Himalayas

We’ve eaten 20 pizzas in the last week. Since ending our trek in Upper Mustang about 10 days ago, and hanging out in Kathmandu waiting for our Indian visas to be delivered, we have eaten a pizza every single day. No shame. Despite our preference for eating local food (as detailed in our Travel Rules),…

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Indonesia – Photo Gallery

Indonesia is (so far) our favorite travel destination. Out of the more than 17,000 islands, we only had time to step foot on about 9 of them before our tourists visas ran out. Even with this very small sampling, we were able to discover an incredible variety of scenery and people: from colorfully clad Hindus in the dense jungles of Bali, to unbelievably hardy sulphur miners in a volcano crater on Java, to the early rising ship crew manning our dive voyage in Komodo National Park. This interesting mix of countryside, activities, language, and culture inspired us to come back and explore more just as soon as possible.

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Flying without wings – scuba diving in Indonesia

A few weeks ago, the exotic word “Komodo” simply evoked for us those giant leathery skin lizards, the Komodo Dragons. I had no idea there was an entire other world waiting for our personal discovery: the underwater paradise of Komodo National Park. The park itself consists of the large islands of Komodo and Rinca (where…

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Asia Rooms Blogger Award 2014

Asiarooms.com is holding blogger awards! This website is full of interesting travel tidbits, room recommendations and great photos of Asia – we’ve used along our travels, and we’d love for Seb to be recognized for the Travel Photographer award. Feel free to nominate us, or any other favorite travel blog or photographer by clicking here. Don’t…

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Something Stinks on Java

Sometimes, despite Seb’s incredible talent for photography, pictures just don’t do justice to the experience. Our visit to Kawa Ijen is one of those times: photos cannot convey the incredible odor of this place. I would describe it as somewhere between raw sewage festering in the hot sun and a thousand rotting duck eggs –…

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