Death and culture shock at Pashupatinath

*Warning: Some people may find some of the images included in this article confronting or distressing.  Having lived in Australia for most of my life, I’ve never really been exposed to death. I’ve never even been to a funeral. Despite this, I’ve always harboured a small fascination with the afterlife and the rituals that accompany…

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Arriving in Kathmandu

Our time in Thailand drew to a close and we made our way back to Kuala Lumpur for our flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal would be a new experience for us as neither of us had been there before and it was our first immersion together into true poverty. On one hand it would present…

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65 Ways to Travel Better

1.Take photos with people in them. They are the ones you will treasure later.  2. Don’t overplan, leave room for spontaneity  3. If going to developing countries, research the beggar situation. If you give to beggars will it go to buying them food or is it organised begging (a la slumdog millionaire)? 4. Do it…

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Books I Read Last Month

Now if you aren’t a book lover then feel free to skip over this post. I read some interesting books in the last month and thought it would be interesting to share my opinion.     1. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed  I ran out and bought this book after I found out they were making…

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao and Unrealistic Expectations In the months leading up to our big trip, Koh Tao was the place that captured my imagination and fantasy the most. As a scuba diver with salt water in my veins, I dreamt of spending every hour in the water, finning with the fishes, teasing christmas tree worms and…

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