Kathmandu & Beyond


Welcome to Kathmandu & Beyond. We are full-time travellers, Mark and Kirsty Bennetts. We’re from the UK, but, for the past 8 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. Travelling has always been our passion – for work and for pleasure 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 places beyond-  began in 2008. You can read more about us here, sign up for our newsletter below, follow us in real time via social media and search our site for destinations or topics.

Travel Planning

Suggested Itineraries

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.


Impressions of Albania

I’ve had it in the back of my mind that I should write about our impressions of Albania for a while now. Whenever I open our list of countries we have visited or look at photos on our hard drive in order to get some inspiration for the next blog post, Albania is...

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Suggested Itinerary: Three weeks in Bangladesh

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Dhaka - Barisal - Hularhat - Khulna - Sunderbans - Khulna - Kushtia - Rajshahi - Dhaka - Srimangal - Dhaka NOTHING will prepare you for the first time you head out onto the streets of Dhaka. It is one of the craziest cities on the planet. But, it...

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era  If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies. Flares and dodgy...

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Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail in Camden | London

Catch (what’s left of it) while you can… When it comes to street art, Camden Town is always a good idea. Many streets in this North London borough are packed with colourful murals, many by well-known or upcoming British and international artists. And...

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Serbian Road Trip 2017

Tracking down Spomeniks, following the course of the Danube and battling with the elements in one of the Balkans' least visited countries Raska District, en route between Sopoćani and Zlatibor When we hired a car earlier this year and drove around Serbia, we packed a...

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Popular Features

Street Art

Street Art from around the world as spotted on our travels. Yes, it’s bit of an obsession for Kirsty!

Off the Beaten Path

Sometimes you just need to say “Stop the bus!” Join us on the road less travelled.

Back in the Day

Mark, in particular, does like to reminisce with travel stories from the “good old days”.

Europe Guides

Highlights from our European travels. What to see and do if you have a few days in …

Photo Essays

You may have noticed that we like taking pictures. These posts feature a lot of images!


  We like unusual festivals. You can read about some of our favourite world celebrations here.

Kathmandu & Beyond Photography

You may have noticed we love photography and include a lot of images in our posts. However this is the page to head to if you want to see our best images all in one place! You can browse destinations to pinpoint the countries you are interested in.
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