How to Tip Guides and Porters in Nepal

How to Tip Guides and Porters in Nepal

October 27, 2016 1 min read

How to Tip Guides in Nepal If you are taking a guided hike, it’s really important to know how to tip guides in Nepal. Most of Asia, in fact, most of the world doesn’t have the same tipping culture in as the US. If you’re hiking, however, a tip for guides and porters is expected…

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Nepal as a Girl Alone

Nepal as a Girl Alone

October 20, 2016 3 min read

I Love Nepal I love Nepal. I’ve traveled Nepal as a girl alone. If I were going to return to any of the countries I’ve visited in the last six months, Nepal would be my first choice. However, if Nepal was the first country I’d visited on my travels, I don’t think I would have…

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Defecation-free Zones in Nepal

Defecation-free Zones in Nepal

October 12, 2016 2 min read

What are Defecation-free zones in Nepal? Have you seen these signs as asked yourself, “What are defecation-free zones?!” This is a bit of a public service initiative. I must admit, the text is rather confusing. Does it indicate that is free to defecate in this zone? Or that this zone is defecation free? I don’t…

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Bad Luck in Nepal…

Bad Luck in Nepal…

October 12, 2016 1 min read

Bad Luck in Nepal I am unfortunately, on what is known as a good run of bad luck in Nepal. Nepal happens to be my favorite country of all so far, but it is not loving me back. It is dirt cheap, but try telling my bank account that. It seems like I lose money…

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What $35 a night gets you in Nepal

What $35 a night gets you in Nepal

October 12, 2016 1 min read

Costs in Nepal I’ve stayed in hostels almost the entire time I’ve been in Nepal. The costs in Nepal are incredibly low. A well-rated hostel will put you back about $3.50/night for a dorm room. I know! It’s crazy. My first hostel was great. I got my own room in the hostel which cost me…

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Solo Girl Travel

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Solo Girl Travel

September 30, 2016 10 min read

Annapurna Base Camp Trek To go alone, or not to go alone? I was a little apprehensive about hiking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek alone in Nepal, even though I had been told by other travelers it’s fine. There’s always so much conflicting information about this! There’s no way to know what’s right and wrong…

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Goats on the Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Goats on the Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara

September 29, 2016 1 min read

Goats on the Bus There are goats on the bus, going places today.  During the bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara to hike the ABC, I saw them riding on top of all the other buses. I can hear them clomping around on top of ours. At first I couldn’t figure out why everyone was traveling…

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