Home away from home

August 16, 2019 09:20 am

Yakety Yak, located in Thamel, Kathmandu, right above Kar.ma Coffee, is gaining steady popularity among backpackers who come to Nepal. But the chic little hostel, with its industrial theme and open space with high ceilings, is doing much more than just providing travelers a place to stay. It’s a space for solo travelers to connect, says Girish Rajbhandari, one of the owners of Yakety Yak.

May 31: In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.

Hitchhiking across the globe

December 21, 2018 10:44 am

Dec 21: Ukraine resident Vladyslav Gorobchuk (Vlad) landed in Nepal almost a month ago, with just small luggage weighing seven kilos. In it, he had a few shirts and shorts. Having ditched his trekking boots in favor of flip-flops in East Asia, he now wears a jacket given to him by a fellow traveler during his journey that started in September 2017. In just a little over a year, he has been to 16 countries and Nepal is the 24th place he has visited.

Apps for the smart traveler

September 22, 2017 10:14 am

Back in the day, a well-equipped traveller would require things like maps, translation books, guidebooks and then a note book to jot down necessary information. And let’s not forget the big bag to carry all these things as well. But this is you planning a trip in 2017. Best believe that you don’t have to bother with these things anymore. Technology has helped make our lives way more compact and it applies to our travelling experience as well.