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How Breathtaking Can It Be? Everest Base Camp Trek Day Three

We awake to see plumes of our breath in the room. It’s a quick rush to the bathroom and I dress hastily. Teahouse bedrooms are not heated but who cares when you wake up to this view. Namche Bazaar In the daylight, Namche Bazaar looks like a bustling Himalayan town …

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How To Research And Redeem AVIOS For Business Class Flights

This post is inspired by a question I received from a reader recently. She was questioning whether she could use her AMEX companion voucher to redeem AVIOS for business class reward flights as she was struggling to find availability. I have covered redemptions before but thought it might be worth …

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Namche Bazaar pagoda

Have I Reached Heaven? Everest Base Camp Trek Day Two

Entering Namche Bazaar It’s dark when we round the corner and spot the glistening lights of Namche Bazaar. They twinkle through the mist which swathes the properties perched on the top of the village. A Buddhist pagoda signals the entrance to the village and a row of prayer wheels line …

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Durbar Square

How To Experience An Amazing 12 Hours In Kathmandu

A crowd gathers around the rear of the car in the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. The door opens and a body swathed in orange is lifted deferentially from the rear and slowly carried to the side of the Bagmati River. Tourists congregate on the opposite bank, trying to keep a …

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To Be Or Not To Bloody Be? Everest Base Camp Trek Day One

The spider incident Jason and I cower on the bed giggling hysterically as Simon chases the most ginormous spider I’ve ever seen. The bugger is clinging to the curtain above my bed and looks like a character in a horror movie. It has a big bulbous body and huge stringy …

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