RTW Update – Teahouses and Tigers in Nepal!

Throng La Pass

Further to our last trip update, we parted ways in Nepal.  We had both dreamed of hiking in the Himalaya but those dreams required a bit of an adjustment with Phil’s broken foot.  We each travelled solo temporarily so Phil could rest and allow his broken foot to heal and Thea was able to scratch her hiking itch in the Himalaya.  We also spent some time in the jungles of Nepal searching for tigers, rhinos, and Asian elephants.  Read on for more!

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RTW Update : The Ups and Downs of Trekking in Turkey and Nepal

lycian way lighthouse

When we last left off, we had spent a couple of days stuffing ourselves with Turkish breakfasts, baklava, and döner in Istanbul before heading to Fethiye to finish gearing up for our trek along the Lycian Way. Following a couple of days in the pretty coastal city, we set off for our attempt to hike the full 540km trail along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

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Skiing at Nozawa Onsen

The skiing at Nozawa Onsen is not as well known as other areas in Japan. For instance, when people think of skiing in Japan, their thoughts often turn to the massive ski fields of Hakuba Valley, where the powder is deep and the vistas of the Japanese Alps are amazing.  Or they might consider Niseko on the North Island that is so popular with tourists, it has been said that you could close your eyes and think that you’re in Australia. These resorts are definitely popular for a reason. With exhilarating terrain, panoramic mountain vistas, and world-famous Japanese powder, the skiing will not disappoint. But for those looking to surf japow with a side of local culture, consider visiting the underappreciated gem of Nozawa Onsen for your next Japanese ski adventure.

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Why you Must Travel to Japan in Winter

There’s no denying that Japan is hot right now. Every conversation I have will fellow travellers seems to involve either a recently completed or upcoming trip to Japan. While it positively shines in the springtime (hello cherry blossoms!), visiting Japan in winter can be a special experience. Here is our top five reasons for travelling to Japan in winter:

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