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Nepal Route and Accommodation

Nepal Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the...

Expense Report: Nepal

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $1,530.05 on living expenses and $1,002.62 on one-time expenses. We spent...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

“The tourist is like a cow. You milk it until it’s dry!” When Yasha stayed in Nepal in the 80s, the then Nepalese king was famously quoted as having given this advice to his citizens. It could apply equally to some policies enforced by Bolivia’s Evo...
Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...

Fellow Overlanders

This was another unexpected publish from the L.I.F.E (Litle Indian Family of Explorers) our companions and friends through the Nepal earthquake. We met the Baid Family on line while we were trying to organise our China crossing. A crazy dream that Anad  (the...
Trekking the Huayhuash solo

Trekking the Huayhuash solo

It all started in 2011 in Nepal. We were sitting around dinner at a tea house at Annapurna Base Camp chatting to an Argentinian/American couple and they mentioned ‘The best hike in the world’ – the Huayhuash, a remote area in the Andes where you take...

Himalayas from above

During the afternoon of 25 April 2015, a MW 7.8 Earthquake struck Nepal and surrounding nations. Shaking from the quake triggered numerous avalanches on Himalayas and Mt Everest. At least twenty two people were killed in the deadliest disaster on the mountain....
Earthquake Aftermath

Earthquake Aftermath

As we mention on our last post we were  forced to leave our car in the Border of Nepal and China as the roads were blocked by mud-slides and rain. The situation was in the hands of the Chinese Army and after 9 long days we were finally reunited with our vehicles but...

AARDBEVING EN EVACUATIE

WELCOME IN CHINA De groep heeft zich verzameld in Nepal op de camping Borderlands, 17 km van de grens. De 25e april gaan samen we op pad. Bij de grens in Kodari krijgen we wat strubbelingen, want de douane wil geld hebben om het carnet af te stempelen. En het neemt...
Chapter 23/Nepal

Chapter 23/Nepal

Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical allure for travelers. Packed between the high wall of the Himalayan range and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is a land of...