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
Browsing through Airbnb, curious to see what was available in Peru, I came across something very special. Mr Fluskey and I were travelling to Peru and I knew straight away that we HAD to book Skylodge Adventure Suites. The Trip Our trip did not start out terribly well. I suffered bruised coccyx just three days… Continue reading Skylodge Adventure Suites – A Night on the Edge
Around the world, every year, there are cities that erupt in a riot of rainbows and glitter as their LGBTQ communities take to the streets for pride. Some call it a march, some a parade, but however you describe it, it is a wave of people celebrating something they believe in; the right to love. A Bit… Continue reading Parading with Pride – London and Brighton 2017
Whether you are a “dark tourist”, a patriot or just eternally curious, then this is for you; a day trip into the DMZ, where you actually get to step foot into North Korea. The Morning It was a very painful awakening when our alarms went off collectively at 06:00. Suddenly, a night of delicious sticky… Continue reading Entering Korea’s DMZ – A JSA, Imjingak and Third Tunnel Tour.
I have a disability. You can’t tell. I wander around the world enjoying my travels, soaking it all up, but probably missing a lot of the detail. You see, my disability is a visual impairment and so it affects my ability to see well. People often ask me what my sight impairment is called and… Continue reading Travelling with a Disability – My Visual Impairment