Let Travel Put Some Colour Into Your Winter

Winter is Coming. Are you feeling it yet? That dull feeling that creeps into your soul as the days get...

Should Travel Blogs Tell People Where NOT to Travel?

Recently I have read a number of ‘Ten Places Not to Visit’ posts, or negative posts about a place disliked by...

Goa is Gorgeous in the Rain. Who knew?

Before I left for my recent trip to Goa I envisioned long lazy days of lounging around in the sun...

My 10 Favourite Cities In The World

Travellers are often asked what their favourite city is, so I have been thinking about my response to that question...

How to Stay Safe in Thailand

I rarely write posts like this, but in the wake of the brutal murder of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and...

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Winter is Coming.

Are you feeling it yet?

That dull feeling that creeps into your soul as the days get shorter and darker. That heaviness in your spirit as the sky gets heavier and the clouds grow thicker.

Although I …

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Recently I have read a number of ‘Ten Places Not to Visit’ posts, or negative posts about a place disliked by the writer in which they explain why you shouldn’t go there.

Amongst others places, I have read posts that …

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Before I left for my recent trip to Goa I envisioned long lazy days of lounging around in the sun, shopping for cute bohemian dresses, eating good food at beach-side shacks, and watching glorious sunsets over the Arabian sea: for …

Our original plans didn't include the Big Apple

Travellers are often asked what their favourite city is, so I have been thinking about my response to that question. It has taken a while to compile this list as my favourite city can change depending on what I want …

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I rarely write posts like this, but in the wake of the brutal murder of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao I feel compelled to write about the topic of safety for young female travellers, particularly …

Auto-Rickshaw. Just for fun.

All these points are specific to how I feel about Mumbai, where I live and work. I am not an authority on what living in another Indian city is like.  Of course, I am also well aware that my …

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The monsoon rains have waned, swelling Mumbai’s air with thick, sticky summer heat. It was in heat like this that I started my tour of Dharavi— the slum that was once considered the largest slum in Asia, and the area …

The full sweep of the bay from moutain to shore

According to the dictionary, spectacular is an adjective that means ‘beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way’; synonyms of which are striking, picturesque, breathtaking, arresting, glorious, and my two favourites, sublime, and awesome. Awesome as in the Romantic poets’ …

India is a country that forces travellers to question their entire lifestyle and priorities, which is why so many people come here looking for change and sustainable tourism can offer a chance for the changes they require. Some people come …

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India has blessed us with a number of long weekends recently, thanks to a large number of festivals and celebrations. Most of these holidays I have spent either recovering from busy working weeks, or getting to know Mumbai better—although I …

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Before I moved to Mumbai I read many blogs about living in India, and became an avid reader of Rachel, the Hippie-in-Heels. She writes a regular feature called ‘This Is India’ in which she shares amusing anecdotes about what

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It has been a while since I last wrote anything on this blog – over a month in fact – and I can’t quite believe how quickly my first month in India has passed.

When we arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji …

Four years ago I moved to Sweden; a country often associated with long, cold, snowy winters. But, little did I know that after the harsh winter Swedes are rewarded with beautiful summers where the sun shines all day long. In …

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Have you ever wanted to experience the exotic flora and fauna of the rainforest, but are terrified of snakes and spiders? If so, then this post is for you!

Since my parents moved to Cornwall last year, I have been …

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Stockholm is a summer city; its leafy parks, rocky beaches, and swathes of Baltic water that swirls around the city’s 14 islands all seem to have been designed for long summer days where the sky barely darkens.

Emerging from a …

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In my last post I write about Visby, a perfectly preserved medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Swedish island of Gotland; but the colourful labyrinthine alleys of this Baltic-blasted, cobbled town are not the only thing worth …

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Swedes are travellers: roaming foreign lands is in their blood.

It is Viking blood, after all.

Stone depicting seafaring Vikings.

Stone depicting seafaring Vikings.

You’ll be hard pushed to travel far without running into a Swede or two. This is especially true of …

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One thing travelling teaches you is the element of surprise.

Cities long-hailed as great places to visit can disappoint (Vienna, I’m looking at you), and places often ignored, turn out to be some of the most beautiful and inspiring (hello, …

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You’ve just flown 3 hours south after a long, dark and exceptionally rainy Scandinavian winter, in the hopes of finding some spring sunshine only to step off the plane into colder, greyer, and wetter weather than you left behind.

That’s …

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These were the days before the technology revolution: we had no laptops, not even a regular phone. We didn’t even have a watch between us. We were two foreign females, alone in the middle of nowhere, as the sun was