My desire to indulge in some yoga came out after I witnessed the perfect family in India.
Perfect kids, perfect Mother. I concluded that this must surely be a result of partaking in either a) dancing around the full moon naked, b) drinking lots of wine or else 3) taking regular yoga classes.
I couldn’t do the first without being reported to the police by my teenagers, the second was proving impossible in India and so that left the yoga.
Something I’ve been threatening to do for years but have somehow always talked myself out of it.(more…)
I dedicated an entire India podcast on what it was like travelling in India for the first time.
No matter what time of day you ask me – regardless of whether my hormones are playing up or not. I will always tell anyone I meet that travelling in India for seven weeks – backpacking across your beautiful land with my kids was one of the best experiences of my life.
But bloody hell.
Your sleeper buses? They really are something else.
My kids were 16 and 13 when my family embarked on not one, but two of India’s overnight busses and I thought it only fair to share our experience on this podcast.
Just in case you are thinking of doing it yourself one day. (*Spoiler alert – and you must! It is an adventure!)
India is, and always will be, one of my top five destinations in the world that I think every family should visit.
After spending seven weeks backpacking around India with my kids (teenagers age 16 and 13) I thought we should do a podcast on the country (and put to bed the many myths that surround visiting India).
When I told people that we were planning a trip to India the response was…let’s say colourful.
Some (mostly those who were born before the 1960s and had spent their youth discovering Asia on a couple of quid) encouraged us: ‘you’ll love it’ they said and went on to talk about the beautiful Indian beaches or the temples in Hampi.
But others weren’t so encouraging.
They warned us about getting sick and losing ten stone and of standing for hours in line at the Taj Mahal. They said that we might get eaten by giant rats and be left for dead— or worse, pushed out into the river Ganges on a raft made from a billion plastic bottles.
In this episode, we…
Talk about the realities of what it was like to backpack through India as a family. The men with no underwear, the food poisoning and the frogs.
We also discuss why India (and the Indians) are the brunt of so many memes on social media. (Sonny’s expertise not mine).
The link to Sonny’s drone video that he talks about is here.
The photo that we took on the rooftop bar in Agra is here!
The only people I would ever want a selfie with. To be asked would have been nice though…
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Iloved backpacking in India. I sit and think about all of the challenges we faced traveling around India as a family for six weeks and I smile a satisfied smile. If you can go backpacking in India you can do anything in the whole wide world. (more…)
Everybody who travels to India wants to find that hidden piece of paradise. The exotic beach that holds only swaying palm trees, crystal blue seas and soft white sand. But is it still possible to find such hidden beaches in India? Especially where there are up to 9 million foreign tourists a year?