Throughout my extensive travels around the continents, I have had the great fortune to meet and interact with a vast number of people of the utmost diversity of cultural and ideological backgrounds. Religion, as it happens to be one of the most profound and enigmatic sentiments a human being bears, has been always exciting my curiosity in a […]
Ngor Island is located off the coast of Ngor District in north Dakar. It can make an ideal destination to escape the noise and hustle of Dakar for a day or more. There is a boat going back and forth to the island every some brief interval, leaving from Ngor Beach. As soon as you […]
Day 5, from Manang to Tilicho Lake Base Camp “Holy fu✗✗ing cow!” thought I, out of overwhelming excitement, as soon as I exited to the guesthouse’s porch to drink my tea and smoke a fag, that morning in Manang. It was our fifth day trekking around Annapurna, and my mood had by now become habituated to […]
Preparation The gravest difficulty of planning a trekking trip in Nepal lies in choosing an itinerary. In a country hosting eight of the world’s fourteen eight-thousander peaks and so great a number of immense mountain ranges, the possibilities are virtually unlimited, so that one will inevitably need to meditate upon the inadequacy of one human lifespan […]
Having just arrived in Medan, provincial capital of North Sumatra and largest city in Sumatra altogether, I started right away investigating as to in which geographic coordinates of this great island my forthcoming adventures shall take place.
Doi Pha Hom Pok mountain is Thailand’s northernmost national park. It’s mostly covered by dense, wild jungle. Its summit reaches an elevation of 2285, which makes it Thailand’s second highest mountain. It is sparsely visited, especially by foreigners, so it can make an ideal destination for one who seeks to experience the wild in an otherwise crowded with tourists country. […]
Since that time I first remember myself being introduced to the world’s geography and history, my curiosity was always keenly animated by the prospect of visiting that tiny sovereign state, situated on the north coast of Borneo, called Brunei.
It always is a very tough task to choose among a multitude of equally splendid possibilities, and choosing mountains to climb in Sumatra makes a perfect example of this. This enormous island is full of great mountains from side to side, probably more than one could climb in an entire life.