An amazing road trip on motorbikes in the Himalayas, in a region known as Ladhak (part of the Tibetan plateau which resides in India). At an average height of 14000 feet, altitude is a bitch , roads mostly don’t exist but the landscape is arid and beautiful, sky can’t be more blue and high altitude lakes are simply mesmerising.
As a foreigner, planning a trip to Tibet can be discouraging considering the planning involved, the permits required and a lot of waiting so patience is a virtue. It takes a great deal of motivation, determination to research and spend many hours reading to come up with a list of places to visit and things to do. Remember a foreigner cannot travel Tibet by oneself. A full time guide is necessary, tour must be booked, private transport must be arranged and permits must be obtained even before arriving in Tibet. So to simplify things here are 5 steps to follow when planning a trip to Tibet.
Japan by far was the most surprising travel destination we came across. The culture, the food, the people and the technology is so impressive we could not believe we only had such a short time to indulge in this beauty. We loved and really admired the Japanese etiquettes. In the limited time we had in Japan we wanted to see as much as possible. Travelling in Japan is expensive, especially if you are on a budget. So it makes sense to make use of each day to the fullest so we did.
Tibet is my heaven. If there is heaven on Earth its here. Being at the top of the world I found peace. I simply love the Tibetan people. They are beautiful and amazing in their own way. In my 10 months of travelling they are the best souls I have met. So divine, so magical, they could very well be from another magical world.
We spent the last few days making our way to the Zhangjiajie National park (China) and explored the famous mountains of Pandora. Until a few weeks ago, I did not know this place existed. I am so fascinated by the natural beauty of this place wishing I could stay here longer. Zhangjiajie as captivating as it was, receives far too many visitors just like many other attractions which ultimately leads to high volume in noise and inconsideration by tour guides can contribute to spoil the spirit of this place. Keeping aside some inconvenience and distractions, this place does deserve a visit. Read more
We first met Marie in the Philippines and spent an awesome week on the island of Bohol at ‘Bohol Coco Farm‘. So it was certain that when we visit Beijing we have to attend some of Marie’s concerts. We spent two beautiful nights in Beijing enjoying Gypsy Jazz music. First night at Enoterra and second night at the ‘Eudora Station‘ music bar in Beijing. Read more
So while we were in Yangon, Myanmar we did few touristi things like others. One is to get the circular train ride in the local Yangon train on 15 June 2015. It was a wet day so it made it nice and cool. The highlight of the evening was this sticker sign in the train. Do you find it funny too?
Here is us MnM visiting the The Great Wall of China on 19 June 2015 .
Route – Hanoi to Saigon
Days – 26
Dates – 24 March to 18 March
On the last day, riding 300 km from Dalat to Saigon, we completed our 2300 km+ road trip from Hanoi to Saigon. We arrived in Saigon and crashed in a restaurant to have our lunch/dinner & few beers. It was a wonderful experience to spend the last 26 days on road (more or less) on our bikes. It took us across the length of Vietnam, in the mountains, in the valleys, through cities and some rocky terrain. With no bike troubles we were lucky. Read more