Africa · Review · Travel

Soaring Above Luxor – Magic Horizons Hot Air Balloons Review

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!

General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

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

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

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Bodh Gaya – Buddhas, Boys and Balls

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

Asia · Five Month Trip · India · Travel

Vibrant Varanasi

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

Gear · Review · Travel

Kathmandu Transfer Pack 28 V3 – A Review

(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

South America · Travel

Skylodge Adventure Suites – A Night on the Edge

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

Europe · General · Travel

Parading with Pride – London and Brighton 2017

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