Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom


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The Cambodian Temple Run

By on July 4, 2014

Circa 13 BCE: Somewhere in the present day South China Sea near the Mekong Delta.

2 out 3 ships that left the shores of the present day Kanyakumari, India towards the Far East are missing, presumably sunk, after they encountered a typhoon. The heroic mission blessed by the king himself…

Machu Picchu


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Peru: Empire of the Sun

By on June 29, 2014

Circa 2012 BCE: Somewhere in the present day Southwest Peru near the Pacific Ocean.
“Look grandpa, there’s a bright star up in the sky coming down.” The child shouts and immediately the others look up at the night sky well lit by the stars. Its not a shooting star. It gradually…

Dhaulagiri Range as seen from Poon Hill


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Annapurna Circuit: The Holy Grail of Trekking

By on May 7, 2014



AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness

HACE   – High Altitude Cerebral Edema

HAPE   – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

The briefing was in progress. The dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) routine (for every meal) including for the dinner was over. The group was sipping hot ginger lemon honey tea rather quietly. The mood…

Mt. Shitidhar


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Mt. Shitidhar Climbing Expedition: Zen and the Art of High-Altitude Mountaineering

By on October 11, 2012

Phaedrus, why do you climb mountains? 

I am tempted to reply with Bear Grylls’ (of Man vs. Wild TV series fame) response to a similar question – “if you ask this question, you will not understand.”

However, I keep mum and ponder.

Do I really have the answer or reasons?


Hemant Albert Soreng
Somewhere, Everywhere, Anywhere

Hi, I'm more of a story teller of my various travels and experiences. This blog is an account of my adventures so far. Hope you enjoy reading it and in a way travel with me...