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The road less travelled – The route

The road less travelled – The route

We hope you enjoyed Ed’s recent contribution to Rohantime and his realtime updates from the roof of the world in Tibet. In his first post he looks forward to the trip, his expectations and thoughts. In his last post, he talks about the problems realtime updates presented, the equipment  and […]

13/06/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – The End

The road less travelled – The End

I’m not sure I’ve been anywhere that¹s as hard on gear, particularly electronic equipment, as Tibet. The combination of strong winds and the dry climate means that everything you own, including your skin, is sandblasted on a daily basis. And then there’s the high altitude. Previous trips had taught me […]

09/06/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled-Bewilderment

The road less travelled-Bewilderment

Despatch 04.06.10 – There’s always a feeling of stunned bewilderment arriving back in the modern world after a trip to the fringes like that I’ve now almost completed. Back in Kathmandu, I’ve just a couple of days to sort out gear and some admin, and I’ll be on the plane […]

04/06/2010 × 0 comments

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Simon Calder on Rohantime

Simon Calder on Rohantime

For the third of our regular monthly series of contributors, Simon Calder talks to Rohantime, Britain’s leading travel commentator, the man who pays his way‘. Simon also shares his favourite stopover with us and on his soap box talks about the love it or hate it airline Ryanair. Following on […]

04/06/2010 × 0 comments

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Simon Calder talks to Rohantime

Simon Calder talks to Rohantime

Simon Calder is Britain’s leading travel commentator but it wasn’t always like this. He began his career at Gatwick airport, where he cleaned out planes for Sir Freddie Laker and, later, frisked passengers (for a job, that is; not a hobby). He then started to write travel guidebooks and travel […]

04/06/2010 × Comments are Disabled

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Soapbox – Ryanair

Soapbox – Ryanair

Next time you find yourself down the pub, at a dinner party or a barbecue, raise the subject of Ryanair. Try this: “Did you see that Ryanair is considering charging people who take their own sandwiches on board?” It’s not true, but it’s sure to trigger a series of rants […]

04/06/2010 × 0 comments

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My Favourite Stopover

My Favourite Stopover

‘Call me sad (“you’re sad”), but probably Singapore airport. First, because inevitably you end up transitting at the same airports, and Singapore’s Changi International Airport is one of the best, Connecting to over 200 destinations, with over 5000 arrivals and departures each week by 80 international airlines.; second, because there […]

04/06/2010 × Comments are Disabled

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The road less travelled – Paiku

The road less travelled – Paiku

Despatch 02.06.10 – Back on the road early yesterday, we drove down a better road than the night before for an hour or so to where it joined the main southern route across Tibet, linking Mount Kailash to Saga and beyond to Lhasa. It was a bit of a shock. […]

02/06/2010 × Comments are Disabled

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The road less travelled – No Regrets

The road less travelled – No Regrets

Despatch 31.05.10 – If there was any disappointment from our failure to climb a peak in the Kading Kangri massif it was soon dispelled. The last two days have reminded me that this trip was as much about getting off the beaten track and finding the real Tibet as climbing. […]

31/05/2010 × 0 comments