Kathmandu & Beyond

A JOURNEY WHICH BEGAN IN NEPAL AND SPANS THE GLOBE
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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.

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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.

The Divided City of Mitrovica in Kosovo

History and politics in Kosovo are complicated and it doesn’t get much more complicated than Mitrovica, a small city in the north of the country. Read about our visit to the divided city of Serbian North Mitrovica and Kosovan Mitrovica.

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The Air Force Command Building in Belgrade, Serbia

The 1999 NATO bombing of the Serbian capital is well documented. It’s hard to miss the bombed-out shell of the former Yugoslav Ministry of Defence building on Nemanjina Street in the heart of the city and if you head round the back of St. Mark’s Church in Tasmajdan...

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An A to Z of Ukraine

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from A to Z Last weekend we got back from Ukraine. It was our fourth trip to this eastern European gem in three years and this time we spent six weeks travelling to 18 towns and cities (15 that were new to us). At a very rough estimate, we...

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Somewhere different … Girona in Spain

Girona’s airport is served by several low-cost carriers these days so quite a few people use it as a means of getting to nearby Barcelona and other places along the Spanish coast. It was a couple of cheap flights from Morocco to Malta via Spain that took us via...

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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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