We end this walking…er, hiking.. trip in the very beautiful Bled. And it’s time for me to decide if I will – or won’t – add walking/hiking trips to my holiday options… Continue reading The Bled Bookend
Our last inn-to-inn walk today from Bohinj to Bled. The walking notes say it’ll be a (mere) 14KM, and should take just over 4 hours. By now, we know that we should add at least 2 hours to that. Would today surprise us? Continue reading Bohinj to Bled – why take the direct route when there’s a convoluted long route?
We rebelled today, and didn’t follow instructions. We instead had a relatively lazy day, which turned out to be good fun – and a day of rest that we all needed. Continue reading A Lazy Day in Bohinj
Today will be our first inter-town walk, from Kranjska Gora to Bohinj. If the walking notes are to be believed, this should be an easier walk compared to the last two days… Continue reading Kranjska Gora to Bohinj – The Long Way Down
It was with much excitement that we started out today. Today we hike to the waterfall at Gord Martjulek. So will we, or won’t we risk life and limb to do that climb to the second waterfall… Continue reading A Tale of Two Waterfalls (or when ‘No’ is the Correct Answer)
The hiking adventure begins. We decided to start with the supposedly easier of the two routes provided to us. Let’s ‘see how’… Continue reading The Day of the Russian Chapel
This was going to be a first for me – a walking holiday. If it works out, and it actually turns out to be fun, then my holiday options would happily multiply. As I set off for this trip to Slovenia, I had no idea what I would be saying at the end of it… Continue reading Is ‘A Walking Holiday in Slovenia’ the same as ‘Hiking in the Julian Alps’??
We leave the ‘high life’ for the Amazon rainforest and the last leg of this journey…but not before a final ‘good coffee’ in Cusco. Continue reading The Jungle is Neutral – or is it?
A lovely day in Cusco – much walking, much history and good coffee. Continue reading Cusco – cobblestones, coffee & civilisation, Inca-style
Today, we go up to the Pampallacta region to visit a lovely Quechua family and have lunch at their home. This turned out to be the best Peruvian meal so far 🙂 Continue reading Peruvian Hospitality – Quechua Style
A good day, with a couple of unscheduled stops. More encounters with Inca ingenuity at Maras and Moray, and stunning vistas. Continue reading Streets & ‘Scapes – with a dash of Salt
Bucket list day today! May the weather remain as brilliant as yesterday’s, and may all effects of altitude be kept at non-dizzying heights… Continue reading Machu Picchu!
Our first day in the Sacred Valley, and an introduction to the altitude and the Inca ruins in Pisac, before we get to Aguas Calientes tonight. Continue reading The High Life in Sacred Valley
Leaving grey Lima today for bluer skies. Praying for good weather as our flight over the Nazca Lines tomorrow depends on it! Continue reading Blue Skies & Nazca Lines
Another bucket list trip – this time to Peru, to start making a dent in never-before-visited South America. First stop – Lima! Continue reading It’s a Long Way to Lima
Varanasi – aka Benares aka Kashi – did not disappoint. It was utter chaos, dust & dirt, and other-worldly calm & serenity all at once. Despite the teeming crowds, everyone seemed to find, or create, their own space – this was particularly so by the Ganges. Loved it! Continue reading Varanasi – Where Chaos & Calm Collide
Seeing tigers in the wild has been on my bucket list for quite a while. Those of you who know me would also know that my bucket list is a long one – it’s practically a well. Where better for tigers than the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan…just the way ‘Royal Bengal tigers of Ranthambore in Rajasthan’ rolled off the tongue sold it for me. Continue reading Ranthambore Royalty – The Bandit Queens & Other Animals
After our wonderful few days in Armenia, we were raring to go for Part 2 of our Caucasus adventure. There were various random thoughts swirling around in my head as we crossed the border into Georgia – was it going to be very different from Armenia, would our guide be as good as the lovely Katar, would the portions sizes be as humongous… Continue reading Georgia (I) – A Piece of Paradise (Tbilisi – Mtskheta – Kazbegi)
The highlight for the next two days in Kazbegi was the view from our room…would we see that picture-perfect sunrise…or not… Continue reading Georgia (II) – The Church in the Clouds (Kazbegi)
We leave Kazbegi today for Tbilisi, with many stops on the way, including Stalin’s birthplace and a cave town. Continue reading Georgia (III) – Clear Skies, Caves & Communism (Kazbegi – Ananuri – Gori – Uplistsikhe – Tbilisi)