Welcome to Kathmandu & Beyond. We are full-time travellers, Mark and Kirsty Bennetts. We’re from the UK, but, for the past 9 years, home is wherever we lay our backpacks! We’ve travelled to over 100 countries between us and this website documents our travels in words and photographs, highlighting off the beaten path experiences and alternative things to do in better-known destinations.
Travelling has always been our passion – for work and for fun – and now it is our lifestyle. We’ve been travelling together for more than 20 years, but this particular journey (one that has taken us to Kathmandu and many, many places beyond) began in 2008. You can read more about us here, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us in real time via social media.
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Tried and tested routes, based on our travels. We’ll give you the framework to inspire; you add the detail and let your imagination fly.
Trekking in Nepal
All you need to know about trekking in Nepal. Our detailed guides include Marks personal accounts of his experience hiking in Nepal.
Off the Beaten Path
Join us on the road less travelled as we discover quirky and unusual things to do and see, and explore off-beat destinations.
Street Art, graffiti and murals from around the world as spotted on our travels. Urban art is on the rise and we’re on a mission to see it all.
Finding interesting architecture, quirky buildings, war memorials, and monuments on our travels. AKA an obsession with concrete.
Break the Journey
Following the mantra of ‘Stop the bus!’ take a chance of lesser-visited places most tourists only see from outside of the bus window.
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Mark, in particular, does like to reminisce with travel stories from the ‘good old days’.
Indulge in a bit of nostalgia with Mark and enjoy his stories of what it was like travelling ‘way back when’ …
To date, we’ve visited 13 of the 15 post-Soviet states and you’ll find all our posts featuring Armenia, Belarus Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine here.
Many posts demonstrate an unapologetic admiration for monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era in the former U.S.S.R.
Posts featuring countries in the European region commonly referred to as the Balkans.
These are Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, mainland Greece, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.