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Kathmandu & Beyond
A journey which began in Nepal and spans the globe. Join us on the road less travelled as we share our favourite off-the-beaten-path destinations and quirky things to see and do.
Hello and welcome to our travel blog. We are Mark and Kirsty Bennetts, the travellers behind Kathmandu & Beyond, a website designed to inspire you to travel to off the beaten path destinations and seek out unconventional things to see and do in better known places.
Our personal interests combined with our passion for Asia and Eastern Europe have shaped our travel blog over the years, and today we focus on the regions of Asia, the Far East, and the New East (Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic states, and Central Asia). In-depth subjects include off-the-beaten-path travel, street art, monuments and buildings from the former USSR and other ex-communist countries and all architecture that falls in the genre of Brutalism (aka concrete porn).
The more we travel the more find ourselves looking beyond the conventional sights. We’ve always travelled independently and on a budget and have always been drawn to lesser-known places. These are the places and experiences that we write about.
We want to inspire you to explore the road less travelled, and we hope our mantra of ‘stop the bus’ will encourage you to break longer journeys with stops in lesser-visited places, and that our suggested itinerary section will provide you with the framework to start planning your own adventure on the road less travelled.
One of our aims is to show you that off the beaten path travel to places many tourists don’t consider visiting is not as challenging as it may first seem.
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