Chitwan National Park

Updated post with photos. Part of the Indochina Tour.

After trekking in the Annapurna Mountains and relaxing in Pokhara, I joined the G Adventures in one-of-a-kind tour to Delhi, passing through Varanasi and Jaipur.

Our first stop was the Chitwan National Park (Nepal), UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visited the elephant breeding centre and as always, I broke free from the group and went in a village to take photos and talk with the villagers. The people in Nepal are very friendly and the children always ask for photos.

Getting close to elephants is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the photos.

The Start

The dream for a round the world trip was growing in my subconscious for a very long time. But finally, here I am: one more week to the freedom! All this happened in September 2010, when I started my four-month trip from Canada to Asia and Africa via Europe.

Half of the trip was well-organized but the other half was “let’s see what the day brings”. Africa wasn’t planned, it just happened two weeks prior the departure and was a rush against time for the Gambian visa and Yellow Fever vaccination to meet Joyce, my Taiwanese muse…

My first trip to Asia was to Hong Kong, in 2003.

I arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok) after 16 hours non-stop flight from Chicago. The flight path was going North, in an arch, with beautiful views of Greenland and Siberia, and coming South towards HK. I really enjoyed the journey and flying for the first time with a Boeing 747.

The new Chek Lap Kok airport is impressive, perfectly designed for the most efficient flow of passengers. You don’t even have to read the signage, and, voilà, in no time, you are boarding the double-decker bus to the city!