• Mountainous Monday,  Nepal

    Mountainous Monday – Ama Dablam

    You are probably surprised when I tell you that not Mount Everest but another peak in the Himlayas made the biggest impression on me. On the evening before our trek to Everest View Hotel, our guide Jangbu told us that we’d not only see Mount Everest and Lhotse would be visible the next day, but that we’d also meet Ama Dablam, a very special mountain. Special because it looks different from every side and because it is more technical to climb than Everest. The main peak is 6.812 meters and the lower western peak is 6.170 meters.   Ama Dablam means something like ” mothers necklace” – it kind of…

  • Things that make me happy,  We12inspire

    250 we12travel blogs: keep calm & blog on!

    Hurrah!!! This is our 250th blogpost on we12travel!  A blog that we started more than a decade ago as a picture website and turned into an actual blog about 2 years ago. Since then, we wrote exactly 250 entries, first in Dutch, later in English and now in both languages. Never would I have thought that I’d ever write 250 posts (more or less, Martijn also wrote some of them) about travel and anything travel related. Or that I’d enjoy spreading the travel virus around the interwebs by writing and sharing our love for the outdoors on a webpage… Even though it’s not a Sunday (when we normally do our Sunday…