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.
I couldn’t help but go crazy with the camera during our recent visit to Ayutthaya in Central Thailand. You’re probably thinking the glorious, UNESCO recognised, temples and palaces that should be on everyone’s must-see list when visiting Thailand right? Well,...read more
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...read more
Hike up the seemingly never-ending switchbacks of Kotor’s ancient ramparts you will eventually come to a fork in the road. Keep going on the original path and you will reach the castle but detour through a small stone opening to your left and you will enter a…read more
I’m trying to rack my brain. Hard for me these days I have to admit but I’m trying to recall a scene from a film in which a small band of men are wandering with trepidation through a sinister, deserted and rather large stone passage-way.read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Orchard Palace (sometimes called the Huzoor Palace) in Gondal, Gujarat is a wonderful place to stay. A Maharaja’s palace in the truest sense of the word, the rooms are full of antiquated furnishings, there are stuffed animals hanging from the walls and there’s...read more