Food · Loving London · Review · Travel

Loving London – Making Dim Sum at School of Wok

It is no secret that we here at Flying Fluskey LOVE dim sum. It is why we always take the time to stopover in Hong Kong when we go east. Imagine my delight when I found a place to learn the art of Chinese dim sum in my home town. For years I never quite… Continue reading Loving London – Making Dim Sum at School of Wok

General · Travel

Are You a Dark Tourist? The Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist, Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? The Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

Europe · Travel

The Best Tourist Sights in Tiraspol, Transnistria – A Country that Doesn’t Exist

Tiraspol, the capital city of Transnistria is a real bucket list destination for the curious, the nostalgic and the dark tourists of the world. So what is there to see in Tiraspol? What is there to to do in Tiraspol? Well, here we will show you the best tourist sights in Tiraspol.

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Volunteering in Kolar Gold Fields, India

Welcome to the next instalment of our five month trip. Sorry that it has been such a long break. You join us, dear readers, in a rattling second class train bound for Kolar Gold Fields. The heat is kept manageable by the dusty breeze rushing through the window bars. Mr Fluskey has a small child… Continue reading Volunteering in Kolar Gold Fields, India

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