Welcome to Kathmandu & Beyond. We are full-time travellers, Mark and Kirsty Bennetts, from the UK but now living 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.

This particular journey, one that has taken us to Kathmandu and beyond, began over 7 years ago and shows no sign of ending. You can read more about us here, sign up for our newsletter, follow us in real time via social media and search our site for destinations or topics.

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Travel Shot | High Court Street Typists in Kolkata

Despite its size, certain pockets of India’s second largest city are surprisingly easy to discover on foot. The district of BBD Bagh, for example, is awash with colonial-era buildings including the neo-Gothic High Court building. Outside, on the nearby streets, chai...

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Street Art in George Town, Penang

Seeking Out Street Art in Penang: The Street Art Capital of Asia! Unlike some cities, where street art is tucked away in less salubrious parts of town and not easy to find, you don’t have to search very hard to find art in public places in Penang. If...

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Visiting Buzludzha Communist Party HQ in Bulgaria

Our visit to Buzludzha Monument: the UFO on the hills of Central Bulgaria Neither of us is particularly fond of the term bucket list –  the phrase is over-used these days and it grates a little when we hear it. However, if we did subscribe to such a list,...

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Travel Shot | Tiger’s Nest Monastery | Bhutan

Today’s Travel Shot is also a bit of a throwback: from our travels to Bhutan. We haven’t written much about Bhutan as we visited way before we had this site. In fact, it was the first trip we took with a digital camera. This is the famous Tiger’s...

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Travel Shot | The Berber town of Ghadames in Libya

Quiet back streets and white-washed buildings in the Berber town of Ghadames in Libya. Situated approximately 450km southwest of Tripoli, getting to Ghadames involves either a short flight or a long drive across the scorching Libyan Desert. For miles and miles you see...

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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 about 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!

Festivals

We like unusual festivals. You can read about some of our favourites.

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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