Month: September 2015

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Jodhpur, also known as the blue city. Originally blue signified the home of a Brahmin (a member of the priest/ scholar caste – the highest Hindu caste) but non Brahmins got in on the act too and now a large proportion of the old city […]

Monkeys & Maharajas

Monkeys & Maharajas

Many men in this area of Rajasthan wear the most amazing multicoloured turbans which I assumed they tied to their heads but they are often hats, either way they look amazing. Apparently you can tell the area a man is from by the style of […]

Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur is the place I was most excited about visiting whilst in India so I was really hoping it would live up to my expectations. Thankfully it was even more stunning than I’d imagined. We stayed in a brilliant guest house called Hanuman Ghat hotel […]

Slumbai – Dharavi & Dhobi Ghat

Slumbai – Dharavi & Dhobi Ghat

The entrepreneurial spirit within Dharavi is completely inspiring. 80% of Mumbai’s recycling ends up there and is sorted into hundreds of subcategories to be sold to large recycling plants. We visited aluminium workshops where men work and live in tiny, sweltering rooms. They find it […]

Mumbai

Mumbai

Our journey from Goa to Mumbai was actually quite cool, it was our first encounter with Indian railways and we decided on a carriage with air con so it was quite civilised. Vendors roam the aisles continuously selling chai (Indian tea) along with masala flavoured […]

Goa

Goa

We arrived in Goa on Sunday and headed straight to our pre booked apartment in Callangute. Ideally we would have stayed in Palolem but it’s monsoon season and the only area in Goa that really caters for off season travellers is Callangute/ Baga. Our room […]

Outing in Oslo

Outing in Oslo

We arrived in Oslo, Norway in time to enjoy lunch in the sun and to take in the excitement and apprehension of our adventure ahead. It turns out Friday night is ‘culture night’ in Oslo and we stumbled across a beautiful art exhibition. In the […]