Kathmandu & Beyond

A JOURNEY WHICH BEGAN IN NEPAL AND SPANS THE GLOBE
DESTINATIONSPHOTOGRAPHY
A JOURNEY WHICH BEGAN IN NEPAL AND SPANS THE GLOBE
DESTINATIONSPHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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.

Architectonic

Finding interesting architecture, quirky buildings, war memorials, and monuments on our travels. AKA an obsession with concrete.

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.

In Photos: The Roman City of Leptis Magna in Libya

Every now and then I look through some of our old photos and consider if I can do anything with them in order to make them presentable and worthy of a post on our blog. I have visited Libya twice, both times were during the reign/dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi and...

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Street Art in Kiev: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour of murals and street art in Kiev, an open-air art gallery. Street art in Kiev is big and bold and in your face. Of all the cities in which we’ve seen street art, I don’t think many any compare with Kiev in terms of the scale and volume of...

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Penang’s Secret Weapon: Eating & Drinking in Malaysia

And where to get the cheapest alcohol in George Town... George Town, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang, is one of the coolest cities in Southeast Asia. At its heart, around Little India and Chinatown and along the waterfront, this UNESCO World Heritage...

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Alternative Kiev: the State Aviation Museum

Exploring off the beaten track Kiev: A trip to the Aeroplane Museum Even if you’re not into aircraft and all other things aeronautical, the State Aviation Museum is a brilliant place to spend a couple of hours if you are in the Ukrainian capital and looking for...

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Suggested itinerary to Greece: From Athens to Thessaloniki

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Athens - Delphi - Meteora (Kalambaka) - Thessaloniki We spent a week in Athens and didn’t get bored but three clear days is probably enough to see all of the major sights. Bus is the only form of public transport that heads to ancient Delphi, but...

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Alternative Kiev: The Expocenter of Ukraine

Off the Beaten Track Kiev Historically, I can’t provide you with too many facts about the Expo Centre in Kiev. I know its correct name is the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG), that it was constructed between 1952 and 1958, and was originally known as the...

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Street Art in Podgorica, Montenegro

On our first visit to Podgorica, a couple of years ago, the city’s unmissable ‘Transformer’ sculptures* were the best I could come up with in the way of street art. However, on our recent stay in the Montenegrin capital, I delved a bit deeper and found a fair bit of...

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Where to break the journey on the Belgrade to Bar train

Interesting places to stop on the most scenic rail trip in the Balkans As its name would suggest, the Belgrade to Bar railway links the Serbian capital with Montenegro’s largest port city. Covering a distance of 476km, the train crosses three countries (*) and passes...

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Slavutych: A Walking Tour in Photos | Ukraine

A photographic journey through Ukraine's ‘21st-century city’. What is Slavutych? Slavutych is a purpose-built city in the north of Ukraine, that was created to house civilians evacuated from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. It is situated 200km directly north of Kiev,...

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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.

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