‘The city of eternal spring’ (Ciudad de la eterna primavera) is how Medellín is known by Colombians because of its pleasant and more or less constant climate. Every day is a sunny day, and I can understand why increasing numbers of people are choosing to visit or even retire here. For me, however, it’s not … Continue reading Medellín, city of eternal spring
It’s been a while since I updated the blog, as I’ve been completely immersed in learning Spanish since arriving in Medellin two weeks ago. But before I start describing experiences in Colombia (all very good), here the final episode of my time in Nepal. Kathmandu was a strange experience. It’s dusty, noisy, and suffers with … Continue reading Namaste Nepal, hola Medellín!
Many of my friends have been worrying for a long time about me travelling to my next destination: Colombia. I suspect that nothing I face could be as hair-raising as last week’s adventure in Nepal; I hired a motorbike for the week. Hiring a bike is easy, with plenty of hire shops in Kathmandu. The … Continue reading Real life Wacky Races
Hi everyone, Apologies for the fact this one’s going to be a bit of an epic post; it covers nearly three weeks of trekking in the Everest region of the Himalayas (where pictures are in mosaic, as below, click on any of them to see full size if viewing through website rather than email). The … Continue reading The Himalayas at last
Nepal has been treating me very well indeed. I’ve just got back from the Himalayas after having had almost three glorious weeks trekking. But before I left for the mountains, I was thrown into Nepalese life with a trip to a temple site and then to a historic town for a festival. Pashupatinath is within … Continue reading Festival fever