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29 July, 2014

Top 5 things to do in the Algarve

Algarve Portugal
A couple years ago, my daughter and I went on a "mother and daughter" break in the Algarve. As this was our first visit, we were not sure what to expect from Portugal's southernmost area. We soon discovered that this beautiful area is not only about sunbathing on the beach or playing golf; there are many more amazing things to do. Here's our top 5 ...
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25 July, 2014

EBC Trek Day 4: Namche Acclimatization Day

Holiday Nomad's Everest Base Camp Trek Day 4
On the 4th day of our Everest Base Camp Trek, we woke up early and went straight to the Everest viewpoint. We admired the Everest and its neighboring peaks till about 7 am, unaware of the tragedy that was taking place on the Everest at that very same moment; a huge avalanche made this day the single most deadly day on the Everest ...
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20 July, 2014

EBC Trek Day 3: Monjo to Namche Bazaar

EBC Trek Day 3 from Monjo to Namche Bazaar
The 3rd day of our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek has started and will bring us from Monjo to Namche Bazaar; the Sherpa capital in the Khumbu region and the gateway to the Mount Everest. The day had a tiring long climb for us in store ... but also one of the many highlights during this trek "our first glimpse of Mount Everest".
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16 July, 2014

EBC Trek Day 2: Phakding to Monjo

Enjoying the view on the trail between Phakding and Monjo
The sound of chirping birds and the Dudh Koshi river's tumbling water woke us up after a good night's sleep. The second day of our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek has started and will bring us from Phakding to Monjo. We decided against hiking all the way up in one day from Phakding to Namche as I was a bit worried about my fitness level after doing very little preparation for this trek and of course ascending slowly also helps to avoid altitude sickness.
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13 July, 2014

EBC Trek Day 1: Lukla to Phakding

Lukla Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Last April, I decided to accomplish another bucket list item, the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek (also known as the EBC trek). As I mentioned before, I'm not sure why I'm so in challenges lately, but I just need to get that feeling of achievement ... I just need to feel alive. Feeling the same? Then I can definitely recommend the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides an incredible feeling of accomplishment, this trek offers stunning Himalaya views ... a close view at the world's highest peaks ... 
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