Europe · Travel

A Festive Stroll Along London South Bank for Christmas

London’s South Bank runs along the Thames river for many, many miles. This walk is going to take you along 2.6 miles of it, from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. It can of course be done in reverse, but this is the way we like to do it. Along the way, we are going to take… Continue reading A Festive Stroll Along London South Bank for Christmas

Europe · Travel

Your Guide to Brighton’s North Laines

Brighton, on the South-East coast of England, makes the most wonderful destination. You can visit as a day trip from London, or do it the old-fashioned way, and book a dirty weekend. Whatever you do decide to do, the first thing on your list should be The Laines. Haven’t you spelled that incorrectly? Although it… Continue reading Your Guide to Brighton’s North Laines

Food · North America · Travel

Sweet Treats you Must Try in New York, USA

The best thing about New York, is the walking (stick with me here). Walking from sight to sight, you pound out mile after mile and this means, you can indulge in sweet treats relatively guilt free. (If you don’t have a sweet tooth, check out my list of savoury treats here). Where should you go… Continue reading Sweet Treats you Must Try in New York, USA

Food · North America · Travel

The Best Savoury Eats in New York, USA

New York is a haven for foodies. In this post I am going to share some of my favourite spots for savoury goodies. Some of these are so good for tingling your umami taste buds, they have named themselves after them! (More of a sweet tooth? Click here to see the best sweet treats) Are… Continue reading The Best Savoury Eats in New York, USA

Europe · General · Travel

Sunday at the Stones – Stonehenge, United Kingdom

An hour and half’s drive from London, in the UK, lies the ancient landscape of Salisbury Plain (pronounced Souls-brie Plane). It is a 200 square mile flat expanse en route to the West Country and would be pretty unremarkable if it didn’t set the scene for one of England’s best known, and least understood monuments,… Continue reading Sunday at the Stones – Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Mumbai, India – Bombay Dreaming

Mumbai is the capital of Maharastra state, located on India’s western coast. Until 1995, it was also called Bombay; you will still have your airline bag tagged with BOM. Mumbai is India’s richest city, but is also home to Dhavari, one of the world’s biggest slums. It is home to almost 1,000,000 people. You will… Continue reading Mumbai, India – Bombay Dreaming

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Diwali & Kali Puja in Kolkata – A Double Whammy

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

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Kolkata, India – A Glimpse of the Past

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