EBC Day 5: Deboche to Dingboche

The past night had been the coldest to date. If not for the sleeping bag that was provided to us by our trekking agency, Adventure Mountain Explore Treks (AME Treks), I should be dead by now due to hypothermia. And though I felt better, I still woke up to a news that Doc Rhoda felt […]

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Mountaineering or Trekking?

During our trek to the base camp of Annapurna in September 2013, the members of our group The Himalayas Project learned that we have been using the term mountaineering the wrong way. Our guide Ramesh of Explore Everest Trekking Pvt. Ltd., politely corrected us saying that mountaineering is different from trekking and or hiking.

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Three Idiots Abroad

When you only have a few hours to experience one of the saddest countries in the world, you won’t really be lonely at all. You have time and pressure as your company. And though I only spent a day in Singapore (SG), there were just so many happy things that I won’t forget about this […]

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Malas ka, Malacca!

While looking for spots to visit in Malaysia that are not in Kuala Lumpur yet not so distant from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), I stumbled upon Malacca or Melaka in Malay in some of my friends’ blog posts. Since it is listed as one of the UNESCO World […]

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Spyder Optics Dirt

When we trekked to the base camp of Annapurna last year, we didn’t really think that sunglasses would play an important part in our activities until we got there. Apparently, snow glare from the snowy mountains of the Himalayas can cause snow blindness therefore the use of proper sunglasses is a must. Good thing Rowjie brought […]

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Mountain Hardwear Microchill™ Jacket

Being born and raised in a tropical country, I had no idea what type of clothing is required to make you comfortable in an alpine country until our recent trek to the Everest Base Camp. So when we were making preparations for our trek, one of our main concerns was the kind of clothes we need […]

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EBC Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Deboche

How lovely it was to wake up feeling all well! And as part of our daily morning routine during our trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), we packed our stuff, freshened up, and had our breakfast. I once again do not recall what I ate that morning but I did learn one thing. Just […]

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EBC Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar

When I woke up the next day, I no longer was feeling the headache that ruined my night in Phakding. I felt so much relief knowing that it wasn’t altitude mountain sickness or AMS that struck me the day before. Yipee! No one’s gonna send me back home! Hello, Everest Base Camp trek Day 2. I’m so ready […]

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