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Extreme Polo in Gilgit Pakistan: Our Trip 3

In Travel, Pakistan by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: Shandur Pass Polo Festival, photo by Shipton Trekking, the polo ground is at 12,300 feet (3800 metres) and the mountains rise up to 8,000 feet higher Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 2 August 2021 Extreme Polo in Gilgit and surrounding areas on the KKH 1995: Our Trip 3 This is the fourth article on our trip up and …

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Besham to Gilgit the KKH Terrain: Our Trip 2

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Featured Image: Indus Valley from Alai Road Looking Towards Besham Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 July 2021 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain on the Karakorum Highway: Our Trip 2 This is the third article on our trip up and down the KKH. The first is The Karakorum Highway which gives an overview of the terrain on the whole journey. …

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The Karakorum Highway KKH

In Travel, China, Pakistan by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Nanga Parbat, the ‘Killer Mountain’ 8126 metres, from Fairy Meadow, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 April 2021 The Karakorum Highway (KKH) in 1995 The Karakorum Highway (KKH) runs from around Rawalpindi in Pakistan to Kashgar in China a distance of about 1300 km, through some of the highest mountains and deepest valleys in the world. The …

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Making Rubber Bands in Burma

In Travel, Burma by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Fallow Fields Outside the Weaving Village on Bilu Island Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 August 2019 Making Rubber Bands near Mawlamyine, Burma, February 2017 By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea… wrote Rudyard Kipling on his 1889 visit. Introduction Travelfish contends not much has changed from Kipling and apart from the traffic they are partly …

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Kashgar Sunday Market

In Travel, China by tony5 Comments

Featured image: Cart Parking, Kashgar Sunday Market 1995    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 November 2018 Kashgar Sunday Market 1995 Preamble I’d always wanted to ascend the Karakorum Highway (KKH) to Hunza and to China ever since I’d first heard of the KKH from books, and in relation to the Great Game and Sir Francis Younghusband. I’ve only touched …

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Pattale to Pikey Peak, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Dorje Points to Everest near Teahouse above Pattale    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 October 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Juke Trek.) Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek 2 Pattale to Pikey Peak, Junbessi, Taksinda La & Paphlu, November 2017 …

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Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu, lower Everest

In Travel, Nepal by tony4 Comments

Featured image: Everest and Spectacular Himalaya Range from Pattale, 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 September 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Trek 1 Pattale to Juke, Solukhumbu District, lower Everest region, Nepal Pattale to Juke: There & …

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ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal

In Travel, Nepal by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Awesome Annapurna South on the ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 April 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Return to ABC Trek Nepal, November 2017 The basics In Pokhara the tour agents advertise …

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Muktinath to ABC Nepal

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Featured Image: Heavily modified panorama of Machhapuchhre or Fishtail from above MBC towards ABC.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2018 Muktinath to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trekking in Nepal, 2004 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2,  Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Introduction We went …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony1 Comment

Featured update image: Muang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Denise …

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Everest Region Trekking 2

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Featured Image: Just another mountain (outside lodge gate, Dingboche)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Phortse to Lukla via Dingboche (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) April 16 to Macchermo …

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Everest Region Trekking 1

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Featured Image: What it is all about! (near Machhermo)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 November 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Lukla to Gokyo (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Preamble Reading my Postcard from …

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Travel, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured photo: Meat Stall, Muang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand (& Hyderabad, India) The main purpose of my trip was to go to India to undertake a promised visit to my friend Rukmini to catch up. I chose to fly via Bangkok rather than take a cheaper trip with …