★ Sharon Cohrs from Australia. She is a breast cancer survivor and she reached the summit of Mt Everest (8848m)!! She became the 1st Breast Cancer survivor in the world to achieve this.
★ A great and very funny Canadian ( Laval St. Germain ) who is the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest without oxygen.
★ The big show in the mountains, a great climber, a cyclist, a triathlon athlete & a speaker, Aussie Gavin Vickers . We met along the Annapurna circuit in Nepal.
★ Dan Mazur who is a very funny and laid back professional expedition climber with lots of great experiences.
★ Arnold Coster who is very relaxed, and thoughtful professional climber. I love his laugh. He also loves cycling around Nepal and told me nice routes and about local Nepali cycling club I can go with.
★ Erik Petersen – A climber & a surfer with a guitar who lives in Singapore teaching the fit bar . I met him at Everest Base Camp.
★ Sunita – Very kind Nepali woman who wants to support own country by Mountain Volunteer. She is also very helpful for Volunteers.
★ Katie McDougall – Very nice Aussie Photographer, we met in Egypt during the Kumuka trip. I like her sky photos.
★ A Great Taekwondo instructor, Jason Smith who has a school in Sydney, Australia. He also teaches healthy life style through training. He is very positive, caring and inspiring person. We also met in Egypt during the Kumuka tour.
★ A Cyclist Philosophy Professor, Joe Cruz. (his cycling travel blog is very exciting! ) I met him along the Annapurna circuit, as well as Swedish Professor Georges Dreyfus who used to be a Tibetan buddhist monk and a French translator for Dalai Lama. Now he is teaching Tibetan Buddhism at Williams College in the States.
★ French Boys, Eddy & Yohann, backpack around the world with a stuffed sheep. Their blog has nice pictures. We also met in Nepal 2008 trip. They are heading to travel again soon.
★ Ernest Yoong , a retired civil and environmental engineering professor at University of Southern Queensland whom I run into Namche, Nepal 2011. I met him a year before at Everest Base Camp in Tibet. This time he was trekking to Nepali Everest Base Camp in his 70’s. He is very kind and always shared me snacks ! His environmental work is also impressive. ★ Jeremy Jenkin travelled around the world by a bicycle . He was hit by car in Tibet and lived in China for a while. I met him in Pakistan.
★ Wouter, a funny marketing Dutch guy who makes everybody laugh and also a good entertainer for kids. I am impressed by his performance. One of the best travel buddies I have met in Pakistan.
★ Dan from NY I met at hostel in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1995 is also a good travel buddy who taught me how to do hitchhiking. He is an idea man and started NY SMARTS .
★ Amin from Kings Palace Hotel in Cairo, used to live in Japan. All the staffs are very helpful and friendly. They even found the lost wallet in the taxi for a guest!
and many more!