After 10 days through Tibet, Selma, Esther and I arrive in our newest country – Nepal! I only have a short 2 and a half days here so I must move quickly. I explore the old quarter, experience some traditional music and am lucky to meet up with some friends from back home.
It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience. Coming from a country that doesn’t even make it into the World Cup, the chance I would be in the country that wins is pretty slim. But, on this crazy adventure all things are possible and I was fortunate enough to experience Spain winning their first ever…Details
It’s a special edition of the Friday Five this week. I have been on the road for 6 months now and seen quite a lot. Therefore, this week we’re going to look back on some of the most amazing sites along the way and toast to being halfway around the world. Thank you for all…Details
It was a pretty chilly when I recorded this foodbyte under the watch of Mt. Everest, but the food I eat warmed me right up.
During our 10 day during through Tibet, we knew that this day was the climax of it all. At 5200 metres above sea level, Esther, Selma and I climb to Mount Everest base camp. Every exhausting step was worth it when we made it to our goal and looked up at the highest point on…Details
I am on the other side of the world, but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate my country’s national day. This week on the Friday Five I am giving you 5 ways to celebrate Canada Day, or any country’s day for that matter, while you’re abroad.
Happy Canada Day!
Three days in Lhasa, Tibet and we are the road, making our way to Namtso Lake – the highest lake in the world. There we come across some learning monks, cold ‘hotel rooms’, icy waters and LOTS of Yaks.
When you’re out on the road, it is easy to get caught up in everything and forget to check in with those still at home. To help prevent this from happening, here are five helpful ways to keep in touch with your friends and family back home.
Continuing my enlightening journey through Tibet, it is part to have Lhasa. In this episode we visit Sera Monastery to watch monks debating in the courtyard then make our way to a nunnery for a different look at Tibetan buddhism.
They call it the rooftop of the world. It’s magical, the scenery is mesmerizing and the people are gentle and charming. This is Tibet. In this video my dream to visit Tibet finally comes true. Join me as I visit my first city, Lhasa. I explore Potola Palace and Jokhang Temple and see pilgrims praying…Details
It’s one of the most common accommodations for backpackers: the hostel dorm room. It can save you a lot of money but has the potential to drive you mad. This week on The Friday Five, I’ve got 5 tips to help you survive the dorm room experience and prevent creating enemies in your room. Leave…Details
I’ve been eating a lot of different food around the world, and on my 8th country, China, I discover that Peking Duck is the dish to try. Duck isn’t really my thing but I give it a shot anyways to bring you this edition of the Backpack with Brock Foodbyte. It is also recommended to…Details
Once you’ve seen the Terracotta Warriors & The Great Wall of China, you wonder if Beijing, China has anything else to offer. But, alas, it does. In this video I wrap up my visit to China by checking out the Forbidden City, historic Tiananmen Square, eat some peking duck and say farewell to Ash: my…Details
It is the adventure I have probably looked forward to most in China and finally it has come around. Backpack with Brock is taking on the Great Wall of China. I have heard about it since I was a little kid, seen it in movies, books and online, still nothing could prepare me for the…Details