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…)
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 and filth and selfie seekers. It’s not the kind of relaxing once in a lifetime experience you anticipated, is it? Not if you are like me and are planning on taking your kids with you. (more…)
You are in Alleppey in Kerala. Home of the well-advertized houseboat. You are maybe 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…)