High times in the High Himalaya May 30th 2007 One hundred yards out of the garage the bus shuddered to a halt. “Besi Saha! Besi Saha!”, cried the two lads hanging out from the doorway at the side of the bus, alerting potential passengers to the destination of the bus. Noone got on and the bus accelerated at just above snail pace, creaking and groaning over the pot holes in the road.
“Now we’re on our way!”, I thought, prematurely. ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Annapurna In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
After more than a decade working my way round the code mines of the City of London the risk of developing a DVT from sitting in one position for hours on end has become too great, so I'm off round the world for a few months...but I could be back in a fortnight if I don't like it. As seems to be the fashion these days, I'll be putting my holiday snaps and a bit of blurb about where I am on this site as I go round the globe.
I've created a rough map of my itinerary which can be found here: Ropey Route Map I'm not sure it works all th... full info