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.

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.

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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.

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Street Art in Asilah, Morocco

Of all the towns and cities we visited in Morocco, Asilah was the place I was least expecting to find a big street art scene. But as it turned out, we found more there than anywhere else in Morocco. Asilah is a small, quiet town on the Atlantic coast, south of...

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Suggested Itinerary: Coastal Cambodia

ITINERARY SUMMARY  Phnom Penh - Koh Kong - Sihanoukville - Koh Rong - Koh Rong Samloem - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor Hill Station - Kep - Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) - Phnom Penh Too many travellers rush through Phnom Penh or give it a miss altogether. That’s a...

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The Retro Museum in Varna | Bulgaria

Our Impressions of the groovy Retro museum in Bulgaria’s most cosmopolitan Black Sea city Before you read on, listen to the following bit of music on Youtube. It’s only eighteen seconds long but, I assure you it sits very nicely with the photos you are about to look...

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In photographs … Magnificent Ladakh

Images of Ladakh, one of India's most photogenic regions Isolated from the rest of the country for much of the year, the northern mountainous region of Ladakh is one of India’s most visually stunning locations and the place to visit for awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery...

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Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? See what I did there? 😉 We spotted this great piece of artwork during our exploration of Sofia. Is it technically street art though? Perhaps it could be the start of a whole new style of street art …...

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Central Asia itinerary: Almaty to Dushanbe overland

ITINERARY SUMMARY  (Kazakhstan) Almaty - (Kyrgyzstan) Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Bokonbayevo - Bishkek - Arslanbob - Osh - Tulpar Kul - Peak Lenin Base Camp - (Tajikistan) Karakul - Murgab - Bulunkul - Langar - Vrang - Yamchun - Namadgut - Anderob - Ishkashim -...

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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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