Traveling for a long time means living minimalistic, right from the backpack and it gives you valuable lessons of taking care of importnant things and not spending too much on things you can’t use on the way. That means no souvenirs! Almost 🙂 Here are some of the best markets we’ve been in these months and are also appropriate for the ones with a tighter budget: 1.) Sunday night market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hands down, the best market in Asia 🙂 We were so excited about it after…

So our trek began. We wanted to go for 10 days but we actually needed only 7. We took an early bus from Pokhara to Nayapul and walked to Gandgruk. We walked past village life, up and down, and ate yellow Himalayan raspberries (which look a lot like raspberries but are yellow in color, yum). There was little shade and it was hot. This time of year it rains in the afternoon so it’s better to start early in the day. We were waking up at around 5.30…

Old lady and her grandson we met while trekking in Annapurna, nepal.

”So, we’re going to ABC then?” OMG! To 4130m? But I’m not a hiker. I’ll probably die a painful death caused by multiple blisters! Somehow I warmed up to the idea and we went shopping for our gear. This was very useful for us: Long pants that can be made into shorts Good trekking shoes (broken into, which we brought from home) Flipflops or even better, tevas Two pairs of thick socks 3 shirts (my favorite was my Adidas sweat tshirt) Fleece. It gets cooold! Thermo under shirts…