Namaste India

'Are there any festivals coming up?' I cheerily asked the taxi driver, hoping to spark up a conversation. He mumbled something inaudible. I looked hopefully at him in the mirror and he shook his head, while smiling. The elderly man dressed in a long white shirt and lose cream trousers clearly spoke no English and... 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 →

Surfing in Lanzarote

Clinging onto my red, 9ft surf board I waded out into the sea battling against the harsh waves. The luke-warm water pounded against my shins, thighs and eventually my chest as I got further away from the shoreline. To my right dramatic mountains jutted out into the bright blue sky. A scattering of white wispy... 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 →

Time for Quiet Reflection

Today was the Jewish festival Yom Kippur which means day of Atonement. It is one of the most important Jewish festivals. Personally, it is also one of my favourite festivals. Yom Kippur marks a time to be quiet and reflect on the previous year. Something which is important for everyone. A friend once taught me that the... Continue Reading →

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