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My Worst Experience on the Road – In this Month’s Esquire Magazine (Thai edition)

I have been interviewed in the October edition of Esquire Magazine (Thai edition) about my worst travel experience ever. Bit of a dilemma as I have encountered quite a few disastrous scenarios in the past 25 years on the road. But my failure to rescue a severely injured men in Zanskar (northwestern India), the subject […]

Everest Reloaded

In the mid-90s, I trekked around the Everest region of Nepal. Last month I returned, retraced my steps and found both the mountains and myself in good shape. Though a little more torn and frayed than almost 20 years ago. Everything changes quickly, even amongst the world’s highest peaks. And that, apparently, is the way […]

(Deutsch) In Heiligen Höhen – Rezension von Tom Vaters Reisebuch zur Quelle des Ganges

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

Tom Vater’s Cultureshock Thailand’s Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads

Kulturschock Bergvölker und Seenomaden (Cultureshock Thailand’s Hill Tribes and Sea Nomads) was published in Oktober 2006 with Reise Know How Verlag in Germany. The book is an introduction to several minorities living in Thailand, including the Akha, Lisu, Karen, Lahu, Hmong and Mien in Nort Thailand and the Moken sea-nomads on the Andaman Coast. History and tradition […]

War On the Roof Of The World – Nepal’s Struggle for Peace

In 2004, writer Tom Vater visited the war stricken kingdom of Nepal and met a Maoist cell high up in the Annapurna’s for four days of talks. Two years on and Nepal’s belligerent king has shut down democracy alltogether and driven communist rebels and pro-democracy advocates into the same corner, while his police forces in […]

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