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.
Just a few hours away from Delhi by train is the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It sits on one point of “The Golden Triangle” that comprises of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Karl and I travelled here in 2009 and again (with my Mum) in 2014.
Squeezing down a dusty alley in Agra, I was incredibly nervous to think that the Taj Mahal would fall in to the most unfortunate of travel categories. You see there is a moment, and most travellers will experience this at some point, when you finally lay eyes on a place that you have dreamed of.… Continue reading Is the Taj Mahal Worth the Hype?
Sawai Madhopur is a small diversion from the 3 points of India’s golden triangle. It is a tiny town that sits next to the Ranthambore National Park. Why is it so popular? Tigers! The Hotel We spent two nights at the Raj Palace Resort, which lay on the road between the town and the national… Continue reading Tracking Tigers in Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
When people asked me what I wanted to do on my recent 4 day trip to South Korea, I replied (every time) “EAT”! For a long time I had heard of Korean specialities, tried finding them here in London, but the chance to eat some proper Seoul food filled me with anticipation.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea is home to around 25 million people. That’s half of the population of the entire country. It is also home to our friend Lucy, and in May 2017 we finally visited. One of the few things that we booked ahead of time, was a trip to Seoul’s newest attraction,… Continue reading 121 Floors Up – Seoul Sky, Lotte World Tower
Jaipur was so much more for me than just a collection of sights. Both times I visited, I experienced some pretty intense stuff. Here is a more personal look at my time in the pink city.
In the Old Delhi district of Chandni Chowk stands a vast red wall surrounding one of Delhi’s most popular tourist hot spots, the Red Fort. We decided to visit on our first full day in India.
If you are visiting India, as nice as Delhi is, I am sure you will want to move on at some point as there is so much more to see. We spend a few intensely frustrating days dodging touts, following touts and going around in circles trying to do just that. Also on:
The start of our five month trip was a disaster, we both messed up our packing and I had a mini meltdown when we boarded the plane (you can read about it here). I thought things might improve. However, when we landed the fun continued and we were feeling hot and bothered! Also on: