Bollywood is bloody good. Carrying a live chicken into the Sumatran jungle is surreal. Watching it later be slaughtered in the halal way is traumatic. Twenty-two hour bus journeys are surprisingly more fun if there is a cute French surfer sat beside you. Manchester United remains the most popular football team in the world. Indonesia … More 20 Things Travel Taught Me This Month
The Good The food Freshly made pakoras and samosas; greasy garlic naan bread; creamy butter chicken; cheap and cheerful dosa; yummy dahl; all the curry you could ever want; bhol puri (the best street food ever). Life in India can easily revolve around your next culinary fix, and always for an unbelievably cheap price. Feeling … More India: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
“You are travelling alone?!” “Where is your companion?” “It is not safe for you.” Just a few examples of the reaction I received from locals upon revealing I was travelling around India ‘alone’. And to make matters even worse, I am a woman. Culturally, it is unheard of for an Indian woman to travel alone, … More Alone In India?
The last few weeks have been something of a revelation. I finally booked my flights to India, a place I’ve been fascinated by ever since I read The Jungle Book. In fact, I’ve got a very challenging yet exciting few months of travel ahead of me. Since I love making life difficult for myself I … More Goodbye To All That