Places To Stay, India
Probably one of the most frustrating things about travelling in India on my own was having a limited budget to spend on accommodation. With two people and two budgets I could have stayed in some fabulous places. Accommodation was hit and miss in India and planning only a few days ahead at a time had its advantages and disadvantages as I discovered. To save you some...Comments 6
A Touch Of Taj
After two glorious months in India, my journey was coming to an end. I was about to venture back out again into the unknown. India had almost become a security blanket for me and I had become use to all of its quirks, delights and annoyances, it was starting to feel like home. I can understand how people are drawn to the place and never...
The Gateway To India
I will forever have a lasting memory of my first sighting of Mumbai formerly known as the city of Bombay. I was flying in from Goa, it was mid afternoon on a beautiful sunny day and I was unable to see the landscape below sadly due to a heavy layer of smog. The approach into Mumbai felt similar to flying into Queenstown in New...
Under The Goan Sun
It was time to head north to relax and enjoy some time on the beach. I had ten days to experience the beaches of Goa and I was planning on splitting my time between Arambol, Vagator and Palolem. All had been recommended by friends to visit. Known for their party vibes, I was warned Arambol and Vagator wouldn’t be quiet destinations, however the beaches...
Old Versus New
Goa was one of those intriguing places I wanted to visit. I had heard so many mixed stories about it, from people loathing the place and it’s trance party night life, to others who never wanted to leave. For me, my purpose was purely to relax by the sea. I was warned it would be quiet as it was heading into low season, but...
The Only Way Is Up
After leaving Amrutham Ayurvedic Village Resort refreshed, revived and rejuvenated, I was getting ready to head back up the continent with the view to visiting Hampi, Goa and Mumbai. But before I made my way there I wanted to visit Madurai and Thanjuvar for their magnificent temples. Logistically it was a large area to cover on my own and I was having a dilemma of how to travel to...
Hitting Rock Bottom
After travelling for over a month on my own I was ready for some company, and with the indulgence of a house boat all to myself and some time relaxing on the beach in Varkala I was looking forward to the week ahead. I had booked into Amrutham Ayurvedic Village Resort based near Kovalam. It was a short taxi ride from Varkala to the retreat,...
Varkala was an idyllic place to stay in Kerala. It was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn’t disappointed by adding it to my itinerary. My only regret was that I couldn’t stay longer due to a retreat I had booked near Kovalam. I spent three nights in Varkala and I could easily have spent a week. With its beautiful red cliffs, it’s...
I was buzzing when I discovered the graffiti artist Tona on arrival in India, it was an unexpected surprise. My first glimpse of the artist was in Puducherry. I was captivated by the images in front of me, hidden amongst the stunning architecture of the French Quarter. So much so was my captivation that when I caught a glimpse of the artist again while...
The Backwaters Of Kerala
The serene backwaters of Kerala are now a distant memory for me, though every time I look at these images I’m taken back to India and wishing I could be there steering into the warm still air. There’s something very mesmerising about the backwaters. There is a state of calm and tranquility as the landscapes blend and reflect into the water, locals bathe and...