If I asked all of you to choose a place to celebrate Halloween, I am sure that a few places would keep cropping up. Salem, USA maybe, or Mexico for the Day of the Dead. Those were our first thought too. However, in 2011, Mr Fluskey and I took a gamble and decided to spend… Continue reading Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai
Every year, on the first Thursday in October, Forest Recreational Ground in Nottingham is transformed into the largest travelling fair in Europe, Goose Fair.
When you think of cheap budget travel destinations a few ideas might spring to mind. India, Vietnam, Eastern Europe. But have you considered Egypt? Here are eight and half reasons why you should.
Luxor is the jewel in Egypt’s tourism crown. There are many ways to see it’s famous tombs and temples. The most exhausting being a traditional tour, on foot. The most magical, taking to the skies in one of Magic Horizon’s Hot Air Balloons!
Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think
Our time in Kolkata was very special. A very happy diary clash meant that we were in Kolkata for both Diwali and Kali Puja. These happen at around the same time, and so we were able to join in with all of the festivities. What is Diwali? Diwali (or Deepavali) is known as the festival… Continue reading Diwali & Kali Puja in Kolkata – A Double Whammy
There is an expression about Kolkata, “Where Kolkata leads, India will follow”. Well that’s the gist anyway. This can be seen throughout its recent history. Kolkata, then known as Calcutta, was the centre of the British Raj until the capital was moved to New Delhi. During this time money poured in from the British Empire… Continue reading Kolkata, India – A Glimpse of the Past
From one holy city (Varanasi), to another and this time it is Bodh Gaya. An unassuming town that holds the most holy sight for Buddhists in India. Bodh Gaya (or Buddhagaya) For such an important location, Bodh Gaya is quite a modest place. It definitely has a small town feel about it, with the touts… Continue reading Bodh Gaya – Buddhas, Boys and Balls
Writing about vibrant Varanasi has been surprisingly difficult. My memories of this extraordinary place were so jumbled, more a feeling than a narrative. After struggling with this concept, I decided that Varanasi, with its colourful collage of life and confusing lanes, is the inspiration for the structure of this piece. Let’s call it a maze of… Continue reading Vibrant Varanasi
(Disclosure: The Transfer Pack 28l in this review was sent to me to test. All opinions are my own) Recently, I have found myself wandering around shops, looking at new backpacks. I have quite a few but five more can’t hurt can it!? Don’t you find that handsfree travel through a station or airport is… Continue reading Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review