For two weeks, I was hiking in the Annapurna region (on a group tour). After that, I explored Kathmandu valley for just under a week (on my own).
On the way back home from Nepal, I made a stop-over in Istanbul for two nights. Of course, you cannot get a real feel for the city in such a short time, but it was just about enough for visiting the most important sights. Continue reading Whirlwind Tour of Istanbul
Today, I had to say good-bye to Nepal. The farewell turned out to be very fitting: For nearly one hour, we flew along the Himalayas – under blue skies. The view of the seemingly endless row of snow-covered mountain peaks was simply unbelievably beautiful.
Today I visited Patan, the capital of the third former kingdom in Kathmandu Valley (along with Kathmandu and Bhaktapur). The city can best be described by a phrase that is obviously not only popular in Thailand, but also in Nepal:
same same, but different . Continue reading All good kingdoms come in threes
Actually, I wanted to go to Nagarkot today. This village is located at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level, and you are supposed to have a great view of the Himalayas from there. What is more, there are some nice hikes in the surrounding hills. However, I did not manage to get there. Still, I managed to get to a hiking trail in the end – just not the one I originally planned to. Continue reading Taking the scenic route to hiking
I spent the last five days of my stay in Nepal in Bhaktapur, one of the capitals of the former kingdoms in the Kathmandu valley – and the difference to Kathmandu could hardly be bigger! It is much quieter, much less chaotic, and has much less traffic – in short: a place to relax! Continue reading Bhaktapur, the Better Version of Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu two weeks ago, I had a bit of a culture shock: The city is just so loud and chaotic! After a couple of days sightseeing, however, I sort of got used to the chaos. Still, it continues to be just that: chaos. Continue reading Kathman-HOOONK!
As already mentioned, I have been on a ten-day hike in the Annapurna region: from Birethanti via Poon Hill to the Annapurna Base Camp and back. For a considerable part, the path consisted of thousands of steps which sometimes made the walk a bit strenous. Still, it was simply fantastic! Continue reading The Stairs of