6 weeks in India

When traveling the best plan is to have no plan. This way you will never be disappointed. You will not get frustrated because you didn't have enough time on your itinerary to explore a city properly. Similarly, you wont be restricted to a select few destinations. Instead you are an open book. This said, it... Continue Reading →

The North London bubble

Blimey, where is all the noise? Walking to my local gym at 7 am felt most alien. I have made the same walk umpteen times in the last couple of years. Usually, I walk there automatically without thinking about where I am going. However, recently arriving from India everything feels tainted. Strolling along the main... Continue Reading →

How was India?

Returning home to London, sitting on the aeroplane, I prepared a response to the question: 'How was India?' During the past six weeks while traveling on the buses, trains and in taxis, I took in my surroundings and contemplated the response to the question above, the answer changed from day to day. Even while sitting... Continue Reading →

From mountains to mayhem

Unfortunately it was time to vacate the peaceful foothills and make my way to the big city, Delhi. The bus left at 8.15am from Mcleodganj bus station. You can buy the tickts on the bus when you arrive. There is no need to book in advance unless you prefer doing so. The journey is supposedly... Continue Reading →

Chilling with a view

Traveling around India can be a tiring affair, with your senses being constantly overloaded. Consequently, a break is often needed. The perfect place to relax is in one of the villages around Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas. To reach the villages you can take a bus or shared taxi from Dharamsala. In the... Continue Reading →

The delightful descent

I was awoken at 3am by a roaring wind. The tent was flapping away and hitting my head. The sound was spectacular. Being on a mountain ridge we were exposed to all elements. I fell back asleep before waking up properly at 7am from the light outside. The sun had not yet risen above the... Continue Reading →

Triund Trek

A white mist covered the landscape like a thick blanket. I could just about make out the silhouettes of trees to my right situated on a sheer vertical drop. The wispy air holding a limited amount of oxygen, brought a cool welcoming breeze. Looking down at my walking boots I placed my feet methodically infront... Continue Reading →

Meditation experience

I heard about a free guided meditation session at Tushita near Dharamkot so I decided to check it out. I set off at 8.30am to make it in time for 9.30am. Tushita is a tranquil meditation center situated in the forested hillsides. From the moment you step through the small gate you must maintain silence.... Continue Reading →

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