ARE WE THERE YETI?

A journey from Lhasa, ancient home of the Dalai Lamas, into the heart of Tibet and eventually, the snow capped Himalayas.

THE EMPEROR’S TOMB

XI’AN | CHINA JUNE 2014 XI’AN IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES IN THE LAND. IT IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF THE FIRST EMPEROR OF THE COUNTRY WHICH WOULD BE KNOWN AS CHINA. IT’S ALSO A BITCH TO FIND SOMETHING TO EAT. I was feeling a little weird getting off the train that morning….

THE FORBIDDEN CITY

BEIJING | CHINA JUNE 2014 HERE IT WAS. BEIJING. PEKING. ONE OF THE WORLDS GRANDEST HISTORICAL CITIES AND THE HEART OF THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS CIVILISATION IN EXISTENCE. TIME TO GET LOST TRYING TO FIND OUR HOSTEL. AGAIN. There are two Leo Hostels in Beijing. That explains it. And of course we had to go to…

ALL UNDER HEAVEN

GUILIN | CHINA JUNE 2014 THIS WASN’T GOOD. It was early morning and we found ourselves in Nanning, China with no money and no clue of where to go or what to do. The previous night was spent on a train from Hanoi, and after a long period of detention, Ben’s dodgy looking cabin mates…

THINGS I LEARNED IN ‘NAM

From playing poker with confused and terrified locals on the trains, to drinking Hanoi dry Vietnam was good to us. very, very good

CITY OF TEMPLES

SIEM REAP | CAMBODIA JUNE 2014 ANGKOR WAT WAS ROBBED. That was my overwhelming thought when gazing at the ancient Khmer temples just outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. Among all the hype over the voting process over the New 7 Wonders of the World was a small band of dissenters clamoring for a recount. The votes,…

THE KING AND I

BANGKOK | THAILAND MAY 2014 AS WE STEPPED OUT INTO THE BALMY HEAT OF A NOISY BANGKOK MORNING I TOOK A DEEP BREATH AND EXHALED. HERE GOES NOTHING. I had been flying separately from my friends to reach Bangkok. After a short hop from Dublin to Amsterdam it was a long slog to arrive in…