Angkor Wat. This kid was sitting in a temple, waiting for tourists to come along and hope to get some money from them. His face was filled with sadness, the signs of a begging life clear in every aspect of his being, choosing the temples because that’s where the tourists are. His ripped shirt, his … Continue reading Children of Cambodia
Well, it's that time again. Time for another one of Louise's misadventures. Let me tell you a tale. A tale of woe, a tale of heartbreak, a tale of schlemeils and schlimazels. Of a thing known as the Blitz (a string of constant bad luck). The tale begins in Bangkok, with hardly enough sleep my … Continue reading Misadventures in Cambodia
We left at 130pm thinking we’ll have a leisurely stroll through the jungle to get to May Yen waterfall, swim about, and have a leisurely stroll back. Ah, wrong again Louise. We entered what looked like a prehistoric lost world with strange gnarled trees everywhere, scrambling over slippery rocks, walking through streams, climbing over fallen … Continue reading Accidental adventures into a Lost World.
This is important. I've been in Thailand for the past 5 weeks, I haven't done much exploring as I'm here to work on some personal projects, but I have met a whooooole lotta cats.
Most mountaineers consider ‘how’ you got to the summit, more important than actually getting there. Or so Jon Krakaur told me in his Everest disaster book ‘Into Thin Air’. The key is to hike the mountain in a new way, whether it’s faster, more difficult or without oxygen. You have to always be pushing yourself … Continue reading Everest – A tale of woe
I haven’t slept properly in days. It’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m 3500m above sea level. I’m sitting on the roof of my guesthouse shivering in my yak wool jumper, gloves and thermals, wishing I’d bought more layers. I have a perfect view of the milky way stretching up from behind the mountain range … Continue reading Trekking the Himalayas