Backtracking: My tryst with the Himalayas June 23rd 2009 November 2006, I made my first big solo trip. All my savings and years of scheming were directed at one thing; to see...no to walk in the Himalayas. I chose to do it the grand way by joining the Himalayas Institute of Mountaineering. A 28 day course with lodging, food and the best guides possible and 10 days of roughing it out in the real mountains for Rs. 5000 (500USD for foreigners) is a deal ha ... read more
Asia » India » Sikkim » Kangchendzonga The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Born in Shillong, a small hill station in the rather obscure part of North East India. Met friend and companion from Bergerac, a rather distinguished small town in the South of France renowned for it's fine wines. Me, a little weary of my stint as Jockey beaming down dribble through satellite radio and him of his yearly business forays into India. Sharing a healthy passion for the outdoors and outdoor living we turned talk to do. A hike here, a trek there and we soon took up the challenge of a long nourished desire; travel to the high plains of Mongolia.
I have never cycled long distance b... full info