AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Shoe shopping


Posted on Mar 17, 2014

I purchased some Salomon trail runners for the trip. They have been the most comfortable pair of footwear I have ever worn. They have travelled throughout Europe and into Asia. From -15′c to 37′c, across paddy fields and up to 4,600m peaks. They are highly breathable and are well cushioned. In addition, they are very lightweight. After 8months they have succumbed to everyday wear. My review of these shoes are that they are...

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Shopping in Kathmandu


Posted on Mar 3, 2014

We arrived in Nepal with almost no suitable clothing for trekking in the Himalaya. The good news is that the tourist area of Kathmandu (Thamel) has hundreds of shops selling almost every piece of equipment you could need. Yesterday, we weren’t really sure on what clothing we needed. We don’t know the temperatures for most of the walks, nor the base camps. We can get temperatures for the start of the walks and some...

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Saigon: A Truly Modern City


Posted on Dec 18, 2013

Saigon has a very different vibe to the rest of Vietnam. In fact it feels totally different to anywhere we have visited so far. The main reason for this is by how modern and western it feels. Big wide streets, wide footpaths, parks dotted around the city and a real hustle and bustle feel. The parks are filled with people, day and night, break dancing, yoga and playing games. There are fitness machines in the park free of charge to use...

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