There are many things I discovered while travelling in India, things that no guidebook or India travel blog could ever have told me about. One of those things being the hell that is the overnight sleeper bus.
I’m sorry India. I loved your country with all my heart, but your sleeper buses?
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?
The answer is yes. (more…)
So, you are planning a visit to the Taj Mahal. If you are an information freak like me like me, you will read every Taj Mahal travel blog you can get your hands on.
Unfortunately, you may find that you come across loads of negative stuff about how the Taj can be a very traumatic experience. One filled with robbers and touts (more…)
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…)
You are in Alleppey in Kerala. You are no doubt thinking of booking a houseboat or some other mode of transport to see the Kerela backwaters, but you want your experience to be unique. You don’t want to be ripped off. You don’t want to feel like just another tourist. (more…)