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Nepal – Kathmandu Hotel – Shanker Hotel (Nepal Travel Review Series)

We picked Hotel Shanker as it is relatively near to the main shopping areas of Durbar Marg and Thamel. Hotel Shanker also came with relatively high scores on Tripadvisor. The Shanker Suite was huge, with a king sized bed and a living room area to lounge. However, it was a far cry from our great […]

Nepal – Kathmandu Hotel – Dwarika Hotel (Nepal Travel Review Series)

Dwarika Hotel is our favourite hotel of the entire Nepal stay. Dwarika is like a little haven. From noisy Kathmandu streets, walking through Dwarika main gates is like a downshift in gears. Suddenly, I am surrounded by historical buildings, friendly staff, birds chirping, and a spacious courtyard to chillout and relax. The sudden silence is […]

Nepal – Kathmandu City Tour (Nepal Travel Review Series)

Nepal is a place I have not even dared to think about travelling to previously. I was not sure about its safety due to political instability, and I was more afraid my fitness is not up to par for any kind of trekking. However, in the past 2 years, I had a few inspirational friends […]

Nepal – Pokhara Hotel – Templetree Resort & Spa (Nepal Travel Review Series)

Templetree Resort & Spa had a clean resort feel, reasonably comfortable and we had a nice pool view from the second floor. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was extremely crowded and popular with Chinese tourists. I think other than us, all other tourists in Templetree we met were Chinese! Simple, spacious, clean room […]

Nepal – Pokhara City Tour and Paragliding (Nepal Travel Review Series)

The bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was 7 hours long. While it was a good experience, I highly recommend flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara (and vice versa) for only ~USD$100 per way and the flight time is only 30 minutes. By the time we got to Pokhara in the evening, we were a tad […]

Nepal – Pokhara Hotel – Waterfront Resort (Nepal Travel Review Series)

If you don’t mind a slightly further location (5 mins by taxi) from the crowds main Lakeside area in Pokhara, I highly recommend the Waterfront Resort. It is right beside the glistening Phewa lakes, where you will regularly see paragliders land. The room itself was well lit, amazingly big and clean! I must say that […]

Nepal – Poon Hill Trek 3 (Tadapani, Grandruk; Nepal Travel Review Series)

Day 4: Tadapani to Grandruk Panorama Hotel Teahouse at Tadapani awoke us to the most amazing view after Poonhill – a different side of the Annapurna ranges including Machapuchare (Fishtail) Mountain. It was an experience of a lifetime eating Shin Ramen breakfast facing these amazing Himalayan mountains. More photos of the amazing view: After breakfast, […]