India

Namaskaar India

Namaskaar India

Fort Cochin’s famous Chinese fishing nets. We decided to make the most of boat trips whilst in Kerala so on our first afternoon in Alleppy, we hired a small boat and cruised through villages stopping off at the local brewery to try the Palm home […]

La Colonie Française

La Colonie Française

  Pondicherry isn’t quite the idyllic setting I had imagined where French speaking locals eat alfresco on the cobbled streets whilst indulging in carafe after carafe of red wine. It is very nice though all the same. I particularly love how the French quarter is painted […]

Fair enough?

Fair enough?

I have always been baffled by racism and have never understood how the colour of somebody’s skin, hair or eyes makes the slightest bit of difference to anything. But since arriving in India, for the first time in my life my skin has become something […]

Saucy stones & sea shores

Saucy stones & sea shores

Bubheneswar is known as the city of temples and In certain areas of town there is a temple at every turn. They vary largely, some dilapidated, some pristine and some down right dirty. None quite so naughty as the Sun temple in Konark though. On […]

Tribes & Tribulations

Tribes & Tribulations

India has the largest population of tribal people in the world making up 8.6% of its population. Odisha (also known as Orissa) is home to the largest number of tribes (sixty two in total) and is one of the few places in India that remains […]

Street life

Street life

Kolkata is hands down my favourite city in India. People say each place has its own rhythm and I feel like we fell into Kolkata’s straight away. City life is thriving and watching people go about their daily business is so addictive although the poverty […]

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

  Whilst in Darjeeling, we decided to visit a tea estate – when in Rome and all that. And there is nowhere quite like Makaibari tea estate. Spread over 1,100 acres of primary rainforest, 550 acres of it being tea, this is one of Darjeelings […]

My Himalayan Haven

My Himalayan Haven

    Darjeeling doesn’t feel like the rest of India, it’s cold, filled with beautiful Himalayan faces and the people don’t stare which gets a big tick from me. The diet of chow mien, momos, wanton soup and scrumptiously dense Tibetan bread is just what […]

The Hills are Alive … With Leeches

The Hills are Alive … With Leeches

Thankfully as soon as we arrived in Sikkim the Boys were able to organise the trek they originally intended on so at 6am the next morning off they went on their Goecha La adventure leaving me to explore solo.   Khecheopalri Lake is described as […]

It’s all about the journey

It’s all about the journey

Our journey from Varanasi to Darjeeling was hectic. There were last minute cancellations, train stations crawling with rats, psychopathic creeps, potentially aggressive lady boys, child snake charmers plus the normal Indian chaos. India is a place full of contradictions, smoking on a train platform is […]