August 2012

Delhi: First days in India

August 27, 2012
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Our last minutes in Delhi were spent frantically buzzing from railway station to railway station through the congested streets of the old city in a frantic search for the right train, but forget that for now, let’s start at the beginning… Our flight landed in Delhi amidst darkness and thunderstorms. After moving slickly through the […]

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Follow your heart: why travel made us a stronger couple

August 23, 2012
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I’m not really one to talk about personal things on my blog, but I’ll let you in on a little secret… I’m engaged to be married! One hot and humid day a couple of weeks ago, T got down on one knee in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Park, fished an antique ring out of his pocket and […]

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Checking in, checking out: The House Hotel Galatasaray, Istanbul

August 17, 2012
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When it comes to holiday accommodation, there’s nothing I like less than big, brash hotels. I don’t like the amount of ground they cover with shining steel and glass, I don’t like the communist, vanilla uniformity of the rooms, and I definitely don’t like paying for prices as high as the penthouse suite for wi-fi […]

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Secret Garden Party 2012: Travel to another world?

August 15, 2012
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This year, I ticked off another festival experience that had been on my list for quite a while – Cambridgeshire’s rather more bucolic answer to Burning Man, Secret Garden Party. This year’s theme was Standing on Ceremony, so me and Party K (the initial here standing for my actual friend’s name, not a reference to […]

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Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico

August 2, 2012
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I’ve just entered the Daily Mail’s travel writing competition. The challenge? To write a 200-word article about any of the Mail Travel’s destinations. Squeezing such an amazing experience into just 200 words was quite a struggle, but all good practice for saying what you want to say in as few words as possible! Here’s my […]

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