There are many blogs that I have discontinued reading, only because I am busy with more important subjects, and some blogs just are not adventurous or provide the depth that I enjoy reading. Possibly, my travel blog has been boring for many, but I am not trying to create a large crowd.
Yet, there are a few select travelers that I keep following and one very interesting blog is Canada’s Adventure Couple at The PlanetD.
Since they departed Canada a little over five months ago their blogging continues to attract my attention. They started their adventure in India; Deb and Dave provide many hints and ideas for India. Indeed, India can be challenging for the traveler similar to Egypt.
Just before their arrival, another couple from Canada visited India on their one year trip and couldn’t handle it, and move on to Thailand. Yet Deb and Dave did great for two months and then diverted over to Sri Lanka, which I think was a great move and then back to India, on to Nepal, and currently hiking up to Everest base camp.
Interesting enough, in the news the youngest person will attempt to summit Everest at age 13, if successful, he will be the youngest person to summit the highest peaks on all 5 continents.
Because of reading The PlanetD, I have taken a strong interest in certain parts of India and Sri Lanka; their honest views of the positive and negative realities of each country are very realistic. Yoga in Goa sounds great and the island of Sri Lanka looks like a nice place to camp out for a couple of months. India offers a 6 month visa, which is great for a long term slow traveler.
Deb and Dave are hiking up to Everest base camp with a porter and a guide, the trek is several days, however a person could just hire a porter to carry everything and not a guide. That is good news because I really wouldn’t want a guide with me if I chose to do the trek. I have read other bloggers doing the trek but never really caught my attention until now.
So if your interested in reading about their final hike to base camp and the story on the way back I suggest to migrate over to The PlanetD and join along.