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22nd July 2015
Dragoman founder and co owner Charlie recently visited Kathmandu after a break of many years. He left a few days before the earthquake in April 2015. We now have a number of exciting new trips in Nepal starting in 2016, including a fantastic loop visiting homestays and lodges in some of the most beautiful and peaceful scenery on earth. KATHMANDU REVISITED: Charlie Hopkinson Kathmandu has changed beyond recognition in so many ways. The traffic, noise and the fumes are in stark contrast with the peace and tranquility that I remember from 30 years ago. But, and this is the BIG BUT…

1. Visit a Chilean winery and sample some of the best vino in the world. 2. If Chilean wine isn’t enough then how about some Argentian Malbec? 3. Stunning drives through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. 4. Get right up close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. 5. Hike the infamous W Walk in Torres Del Paine National Park. 6. Spot a Puma (might be hard). 7. Reach the most southerly land point and smell the fresh Antarctic air. 8. Gaze at the famous peaks of Mount Fitz Roy near El Chaltén. 9. Learn how to lasso like…

There are many great enhancements and improvements on this website, all designed to make it easier for you to research and find the ultimate overland adventure.   New trip overview pages. Now each individual trip has a detailed daily overview that can be expanded or collapsed. Now you can view the whole trip more easily. You can see an example here. Destination overview pages. When you search by destination on the drop down from the main menu bar, you can see all of the featured countries and an overview of the destination. This is great if you want to get some…

27th May 2015
Nestling in the green foothills of Darjeeling is a remarkable man, Andrew Pulger-Frame; well he's not really nestling, it is more his homestay, medical clinic and farm that does the nestling. It hunkers down surrounded by tall hills, deep verdant vegetation and small villages. It looks out over deep valleys planted with rice, potatoes, bananas and bamboo. It rests like an old English country house replanted in the foothills of the Himalayas and it feels like it to. But Andrew is not the impeccable English fellow that his name and the place suggest. We might sit around the fire in…