I’m currently in San Cristobal de las casas Mexico, beautiful city which draws parallels to Cusco Peru.
Yesterday there where nationwide protests in Mexico over the deaths and disappearance of over 40 Ayotzinapa students in the southern town of Iguala after they clashed with the local police. Six students where shot dead during the protest and there is speculation that the remaining students have been massacred in secret by the local police. In San Cristobal the city centre was packed with a large turn out in solidarity.
16 days of trekking around the Annapurna Himal, Nepal.
Despite the weather turning bad on the descent which reduced visibility to less than 10m and transformed my body into a snow covered walking (falling) icicle, Thorong La Pass proved to be an exhausting yet rewarding experience and the highlight of the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Vang Vieng has a terrible reputation as being a hedonistic tourist spot in Laos due to a legacy of drunken tourists drowning whist tubing in the Mekong. I’m not so into drowning so I decided to avoid it by spending several days pretending to be a hardcore explorer scrambling through the many limestone caves.