Seeing the Keralan Backwaters on a Budget

May 28, 2013
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Many tourists to the beautiful Keralan Backwaters in southern India take cruises through the channels and canals on beautifully-converted rice barges – an image that was firmly imprinted in my mind when I arrived in Kerala. But on a budget of £10-15 each a day, it soon transpired that this simply wasn’t going to be […]

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My top 10 wow moments

November 8, 2012
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You know what I mean; the moment when your lips part in the same way as when you spot an ex-lover, a moment in which time passes more slowly for a few seconds while your brain processes everything you’re seeing, hearing, smelling , touching. And then, just as the moment is passing you by, happily […]

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The world’s best graffiti

September 19, 2012
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My RTW trip gave me the time to be creative again. I didn’t make much, but I did think about it and soon realised I was appreciating global art and architecture and design anew. It was a trip that was in all senses of the word, inspiring. And one thing that barely caught my attention […]

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Capture the colour 2012

September 3, 2012

Travel Supermarket have just been running a competition for the best travel shots to capture the colours red, white, blue, green and yellow.I’ve been a bit hectic over the last few days so having chosen my photos, never got the chance to actually compose them into a post. But still, it was a fun little […]

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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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The best thing I took RTW: my SteriPEN

July 17, 2012
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I was inspired to write this post thanks to a recent article on Globetrotter Girls, about the environmental impact of plastic water bottles. The article mentioned the SteriPEN and I was quick to comment that taking one around the world with me was one of the best decisions I made. First stop was India and […]

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Photo essay: A rainy walk in Munnar, India

April 24, 2012

I’m no photographer but I’m hoping to share my (and my boyfriend’s!) best efforts in this series. Whilst wandering through the Buckinghamshire countryside the other day, the heavens opened British April-style, and I was immediately transported back to a memorable wander I took through the hills of Munnar in India. Not all walks are ruined […]

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