Join us on the road less travelled as we discover quirky and unusual things to do and see, and explore off-beat destinations.
Welcome to Kathmandu & Beyond. We are full-time travellers, Mark and Kirsty Bennetts. We’re from the UK, but, for the past 11+ years, home is wherever we lay our backpacks! We’ve each travelled to over 100 countries and our travel blog documents our travels in words and photographs. These days, we enjoy following the road less travelled and exploring lesser-visited places with an emphasis on quirky sights, architecture and monuments, abandoned places, and street art.
Through our travel blog, we aim to share our experiences and inspire you to travel to off the beaten path destinations, and seek out unconventional things to see and do in better-known places.
Travelling has always been our passion – for work and for fun – 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, many places beyond) began in 2008. You can find out more about us here.
Street Art, graffiti and murals from around the world as spotted on our travels. Urban art is on the rise and we’re on a mission to see it all.
Post featuring abandoned places, derelict buildings and decaying structures. Urban exploration (URBEX) on our travels.
Finding interesting architecture, quirky buildings, war memorials, and monuments on our travels. AKA an obsession with concrete.
Tried and tested routes, based on our travels. We give you the framework to inspire; you add the detail and let your imagination fly.
Break the Journey
Following the mantra of ‘Stop the bus!’ take a chance of lesser-visited places most tourists only see from outside of the bus window.
Trekking in Nepal
All you need to know about trekking in Nepal. Detailed guides based on Marks personal experience of hiking in Nepal.
Planning a road trip from Zadar to Split in Croatia. A guide to the best towns to visit on the drive from Zadar to Split (or Split to Zadar).
A guide to the best places to find Urban Art, Grafitti and Street Art in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Introducing the Dream Space Gallery for indoor street art!
Photographs of an old abandoned amusement park in Dilijan, Armenia. We came across these rusting playground rides in Dilijan city park in 2018.
An offbeat post featuring Mark’s reflections on our travels to Vietnam and why we are keen to return as soon as we can. Hint: Vietnam’s war memorials.
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
A guide to alternative things to do near Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok, including a map of locations and directions for a self-guided walking tour.