TRAVELS WITH NINA

is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.

SILENCE IN RISHIKESH

SILENCE IN RISHIKESH

This week I’ve been transported back to Rishikesh in northern India, while writing a story for Traveller about my Phool Chatti ashram experience. It’s been real, taking a flight of fancy back to the motherland. But what I’ve been trying to figure out is: what did I actually learn there by the banks of the […]

SEVEN DAYS IN LADAKH

SEVEN DAYS IN LADAKH

We all have one of those places. One of those places you think of and your heart hurts a little because you love it so much. Well, Ladakh is that place for me. Tucked away in the Himalayas in the far north-west of India between Kashmir and the Chinese border, the “land of high passes” was […]

TREKKING IN NEPAL

TREKKING IN NEPAL

Trekking through the Himalayas is one of those bucket list trips, right? Up there with seeing the Northern Lights, visiting the Galapagos Islands and walking the Great Wall of China? Well it can be. If you’re prepared, that is. And if you’re not? Hmm. As I discovered on a recent four-day trek in Nepal to […]