Round the Island in 48 hours

Inhaling with all my might, I was trying to feed my body with as much oxygen as possible. Meanwhile, my leg muscles were screaming at me to stop. 'Blimey,' I yelled in exasperation. The hill was never ending. Cyclists whizzed down in the opposite direction. I looked up and smiled at them through gritted teeth.... Continue Reading →

Bristol to Bath by bike

Yogurt coated oats and coconut flakes melted in my mouth. The sweet granola was complemented by sour berries. This was washed down with a turmeric latte. The spice kicked the back of my throat cleansing my pallet. Sitting on the river-side we watched the world go by. It was 9.30am on Saturday. Consequently, there wasn't... Continue Reading →

Train travel in India

At the moment I am writing this from a 17 hour overnight train journey from Mumbai to Udipur. I am in an air-conditioned two tier carriage on the upper berth. I managed to get a good night's sleep and am now awaiting my arrival. Top tips for train travel in Mumbai: Buying the ticket -... Continue Reading →

Magical Mumbai

The day started off fiery with a spicy breakfast. I tucked into a rice and chickpea dish provided by the hostel. This was washed down with a sweet chai tea. Fed and watered, I decided to set off for the day. Time to explore Mumbai. Speaking to others over breakfast I concluded that I must... Continue Reading →

Bye Bye London

Passport, visa and money packed. Plus some extra bits; including my travel hula hoop. I'm set. Stay tuned for my next adventure. In keeping with my packing guidelines I have managed to limit my wardrobe for the next 6 week to two bags. Let's get some zen on. Guess where I'm going? Winner gets a... Continue Reading →

An interesting time to be in Barcelona…

'Vivir Catalonia,' (live Catalonia) the protesters chanted. Boarding the packed Metro train in the centre of Barcelona; teenagers, middle aged citizens and even those considerably older, squished onto the carriage wrapped in Catalonia's yellow and red flag. They proudly wore the emblem demonstrating their passion for their home region. While, their patriotism was comforting, I... Continue Reading →

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