Kathmandu & Beyond

A JOURNEY WHICH BEGAN IN NEPAL AND SPANS THE GLOBE DESTINATIONSABOUT US

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.

Latest Posts

Northern India Itinerary: Delhi to Kolkata by train

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Delhi - Matura - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Lucknow - Varanasi - Bodh Gaya - Kolkata This itinerary is a great introduction to Northern India. Start with a few days exploring Delhi before taking the train to Agra. We would include an overnight or at...

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Breaking the journey between Krakow and Warsaw in Kielce

Kielce - a small Polish town, perfectly placed to overnight and break up the journey between two of Poland’s greatest cities So I have to admit, we broke the journey between Krakow and Warsaw because we wanted to see a bus station. Yep, we are strange like that...

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Impressions of Romania

The country in Europe we want to revisit more than any other… As Kirsty mentioned in her end of year wrap up for 2016, Romania was the one country in which we could have easily spent much longer. There were two factors that stopped us doing so. The first was the...

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Fifty Shades of Blue in Chefchaouen…

Or, why is almost every square inch of this small hillside town in Morocco doused in blue paint? Another place on my Moroccan #bucketlist (yep, there's that word we don't use again!) was the Blue City of Chefchaouen. I'll be honest here: until recently when I saw...

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Tibet in Photos | Our Favourite Images from Tibet

A photographic look back at our travels through Tibet Our three-week journey through Tibet began with a VERY long train ride from Beijing to Lhasa from where we journeyed along the Friendship Highway to Gyantse and Shigatse, visiting places of interest along the way....

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Street Art in Tangier, Morocco

One thing that made Tangier's medina stand out from all the other labyrinthine old towns in Morocco was its highly colourful street art. Whilst we'd seen a few murals here and there in other towns, nowhere else (with the possible exception of Asilah) did we see such a...

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Where to break the journey between Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Five great places in Central and Northern Thailand that are ideal stopovers en route from Bangkok to Chiang Mai Travelling directly between the capital and Thailand’s fourth-largest city is easy. Buses depart throughout the day and night from Bangkok’s Mo Chit bus...

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Visiting Visoki Decani Monastery in Decani, Kosovo

Where to break the journey between Prizren and Pristina How many regions make up the former Yugoslavia? It’s a good pub quiz question, don’t you think, but I’m never quite sure of the correct answer. Depending on how the question is worded (notice I used the word...

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The Leather Tanneries of Fez in Morocco

Visiting the leather tanneries was one of my main reasons for wanting to go to Fez in Morocco.  But, I'd gone right off the idea by the time I'd read other travellers' experiences on websites such as TripAdvisor. Chouara (Chaouwara) Leather Tanneries in Fez Medina  I...

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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!

Festivals

  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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