Riding the Himalayas – Himachal Pradesh Route

Riding the Himalayas was for me, the realization of a long-held ambition to see this special part of the world and to do it in a way that I would really experience it, literally by the seat of my pants on a truly unique Indian icon - the Royal … [Read more...]

Tibetan Plateau – Mandalas at Xinkangmao

Monks and Mandalas... The monk must have been watching, as we made our way up the track to the remote Tibetan monastery at Xinkangmao. Because as we approached the main compound the door opened and he beckoned me inside. It was one of those … [Read more...]

Tibetan Plateau Earthquake Zones

Tibetan Plateau Earthquake Zones... Our journey to the Tibetan Plateau began in Sichuan Province and the city of Chengdu. Chengdu has grown rapidly to become the fourth largest city in China, with a population of around 15 million. But it was … [Read more...]

Island of the Gods – The Royal Cremation in Ubud

Royal Cremation in Ubud... Events like these simply don't happen very often. So when they do you can expect a large turnout of both locals, who come to pay their respects, and tourists eager to witness the ceremony. Ubud is, in many ways, the … [Read more...]

Riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail – Paradise Cave

Paradise Cave... The sixth day of our Ho Chi Minh Trail journey took us in to north-central Vietnam. Right in to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, near the border with Laos. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located on … [Read more...]

Riding the HCM Trail by Ural – Vinh to Phong Nha

Ho Chi Minh Trail by Ural... From the coastal town of Vinh on the Gulf of Tonkin, our route along the HCM Trail took us to Phong Nha near the Laotian border. A journey that takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of North … [Read more...]