By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 28/01/2011 - 4:47am, 0 comments
A lot of people are icon-driven travellers. It’s nothing new; people, for example, have been visiting Egypt’s pyramids for centuries. Like its status among mountains, Everest sits at the top of many people’s ‘must see’ lists of icons, an irresistible magnet for generations of explorers and travellers. Steve Wroe, our India & Himalaya Destination Manager (pictured above with Lou Day, our trekking specialist), gave us the rundown on this epic mountain.
Cayo Levisa is a beautiful Caribbean beach on the north coast of Cuba – long white sandy beaches, palm trees, great snorkelling, good seafood – you get the idea. Mix in to this some traditional Cuban hospitality and you’ve got a great mix for new years eve; some rum, some salsa and a couple of big fat cigars – bring in the new year Cuban style!
By Rob Forsyth on Tue, 16/11/2010 - 1:33am, 0 comments
Have you seen this man? He seems to crop up in photo collections worldwide – a Kathmandu sadhu with a relaxed attitude towards tourist photography and, subsequently, an international profile!
Given his elaborate changes in costume, it’s perhaps not too far-fetched to wonder whether this particular sadhu indeed cultivates his profile – his ever-shifting paintwork and robes seem to reflect an awareness of his worldwide exposure and a desire to create a varied portfolio – is he vain or just giving good value for money?
By Rob Forsyth on Mon, 09/08/2010 - 12:52am, 0 comments
Years ago, I planned to spend six to twelve months travelling around India. Then this thing called ‘work’ got in the way, so my first visit (again, years ago) was restricted to a month. Of course, I fell in love with the place instantly.
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 11/06/2010 - 6:14am, 0 comments
Steve Wroe, our India and Himalaya Destination Manager, has just returned from climbing Island Peak. He gave us his thoughts on the trip…
We introduced Island Peak into the Gecko’s range of Nepal treks for a simple reason: for a relatively low cost, anyone who is fairly fit and adventurous can stand on the summit of a mountain in Nepal. Climbing a mountain is an amazing experience and is not restricted to hardcore, bearded adventurers.