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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Latest Posts

Postcards from the Past: Asia

This post is part two of a mini-series and features postcards I sent from my first backpacking adventures #backintheday. The first part included cards I sent from my first trip to Europe way back in 1988! This second part features my first independent travels to Asia,...

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Travel Shot | The Khargush Pass, Tajikistan

Linking the Pamir Highway with the Wakhan Valley, the rough and ready Khargush Pass (4344m) in Tajikistan provides a tantalising first glimpse of Afghanistan and the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush beyond. We are so close to getting up our first posts from...

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Travel Shot | Mount Kailash Kora in Western Tibet

The circuit around Mount Kailash in Western Tibet is 52 kilometres in circumference. Physically fit Tibetans can complete this distance in one, very long, day and many will do this multiple times. However, it took us 2½ days to complete our single kora...

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A Walk through Poznan’s Modernist Architecture | Poland

A photo essay of post-war modernism in Poznan The centrally located Polish city of Poznan is a great place to see some interesting examples of post-war modernism architecture. Indeed, Poznan Tourism has put together a self-guided walking tour entitled Following the...

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Ninth Fort Museum & Monument in Kaunas | Lithuania

Visiting the Memorial to the Victims of Nazism at Ninth Fort  Our primary motivation for visiting the Ninth Fort stronghold in Kaunas was to see the gargantuan Soviet-era concrete monument that sits on a hill overlooking the city. The 32-metre tall memorial was...

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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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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!


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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