It was time for a holiday again in
2015. I will be forever grateful for my work giving me another 3 months
of leave so I could visit my girlfriend Yeng in the Philippines. And
having so much time off would also be a great opportunity to go on
our first overseas trip together.
Yeng has never been abroad so we had the whole world to choose from to
find a nice first destination. An exciting destination, one that is
different from both the Philippines and from Australia. A
place that is not too expensive to fly to from Manila and not too
expensive to spend some time in.
The country meeting these criteria the best was - Nepal! What do
you know about Nepal before you go there? First thing that comes to
mind, of course, is the Himalaya Ranges, the highest mountains in the
world, covered by snow and ice all year round. And we wanted to see
them. To be amongst those mountains.
Our three weeks holiday
roughly planned in three distinct parts. Around one week in and around
Kathmandu to visit the historical places that centuries of
Buddhism and Hinduism left behind. Around one week in the
Annapurna area hiking and experiencing the high altitudes and the
awesomeness of some of the highest mountains on earth. And around one
week in the South to explore the majestic Chitwan National Park with
it's Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers and other spectacular wildlife.
And we did end up doing right that - although in slightly different
The following pages will show you our experience of Nepal in our 100