1809, 2017

India, Almost

By |September 18th, 2017|Destinations, India, Life|0 Comments

“Let’s go for it then. Let’s just book it,” I said decisively.

I was sitting with Thomas and my parents looking at trips to India. We’d been talking about it back and forth for ages and finally agreed to go for it.

My parents had been looking at trips to India for months after my mum fell in love with India during our […]

2407, 2017

Thinking About India

By |July 24th, 2017|Destinations, India|0 Comments

‘India,’ Wesley murmered, ‘it gets under your skin. Everywhere else seems dull by comparison.’
I recently read a book (The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet Macleod Trotter) that had the above quote in it. I couldn’t help but smile and found myself nodding along, agreeing. India definitely does get under your skin.

India has been on my mind a lot lately. As […]

404, 2016

What to Pack for a Trip to India

By |April 4th, 2016|Destinations, India, Packing Lists & What to Wear In..., Travel Tales|1 Comment

Visiting India is exciting, overwhelming and a truly wonderful experience. Even though my trip there was a couple of years ago now, it’s a place I think of often and go between thoughts of how much I loved and and how much I loathed it within moments. People usually say that everyone either loves or hates India, but I went […]

2808, 2014

What NOT To Do When Visiting India

By |August 28th, 2014|Destinations, India, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|2 Comments

I’ve already written lots about things you should know before visiting India, what you should wear in India and my thoughts on the country since my trip there last year. It’s a colourful, crazy, incredible country that is so different from anywhere else that I’ve ever visited.

There’s a lot of things that you should know before visiting India but here’s some of the things you should remember NOT to do when visiting India… […]

1505, 2014

Thoughts on India and a Traditional Indian Curry Recipe

By |May 15th, 2014|Destinations, India, Travel Tales|7 Comments

When I visited India last year I have to admit I left the country with incredibly mixed feelings about it. There is no doubt that it is a beautiful, natural country with many amazing things to do and see, which sadly I could only touch upon during my two week trip. I’ve written before about my favourite things about India and I stand by everything on that list. The colours, the animals, the food, the architecture and the landscape are all things I adored about India.

I was however, perplexed by the chaos of it all. The disparity between rich and poor is both shocking and alarming yet I find it hard to see how anything will be done about this anytime soon. The amount of slums, filled with little ramshackle structures barely the size of a two man tent, that I saw was something I’ll never forget. I won’t be able to get pictures of children begging on the streets, people defecating on train tracks and people sleeping rough on the busy city streets out of my mind anytime soon.
Before my trip I heard many people say that there’s no place like India and by the time my journey was over I really knew what they meant. […]

3001, 2014

My Favourite Things About India

By |January 30th, 2014|India, Travel Tales|6 Comments

Before I travelled to India everyone said it was a country that you either love or hate, but I think I left feeling somewhere quite in the middle. There were elements of India that enchanted and inspired me, but equally there were other parts that frustrated and overwhelmed me. It’s a dizzying place that I will never forget and it has undoubtedly left a huge impression on me.

There were many things about India that I really didn’t like and perhaps those are things for a future post, but here I wanted to share my favourite things about India with you… […]

2701, 2014

Doors Around The World

By |January 27th, 2014|India, Ireland, Italy, Travel Tales|5 Comments

Doors. They’re everywhere. They’re functioning, useful and there’s definitely more doors than people in every single place you visit. That doesn’t mean that they have to be drab and utilitarian though!

I love nothing more than a bright colour pop door, a rustic wooden door with the paint peeling and the wood crumbling slightly and don’t even get me started on big heavy door knockers. Love them!

I’ve discovered some truly beautiful doors around the world on my travels so lets take a look at some of my favourites…

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2212, 2013

My 2013 Travel Adventures

By |December 22nd, 2013|China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Scotland, Singapore, Travel Tales, Vietnam|11 Comments

2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!
I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!
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1511, 2013

Jaipur: India’s Pink City

By |November 15th, 2013|Destinations, India, Travel Tales|4 Comments

It looks more terracotta than pink to me. 

Those were my first thoughts when I arrived in Jaipur, India’s so-called pink city, and looked at the oldest part which is contained within walls. […]

411, 2013

Visiting Shimla in the Foothills of The Himalayas

By |November 4th, 2013|Destinations, India|5 Comments

I’d had enough of Delhi. I had only been there a few short days but I had already had more than enough.

It was oppressively hot, humid, chaotic, noisy and busier than anywhere else I’d ever seen. I was definitely looking forward to getting out of the frenzied city and visiting Shimla in the foothills of The Himalayas. I could only imagine it would be less hectic there.
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