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

South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – Seeing the Sights

Rio de Janeiro is one the most perfect places in the world to take a city break. I know, I know, I live in the UK and that sounds like madness. But what I mean is, it is one of a few cities in the world that has it all of my favourite things.

Europe · Travel

Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

Getting into Rome Ciampino is Rome’s second airport and it lies 7.5 miles South of the city. To reach the centre, jump aboard the E1 bus which takes you to a train station, from which you can travel into Rome’s main train station. For once, however,  we had somebody coming to meet us. Andrew, our… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

Europe · Travel

Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off

I’ve been to Mallorca (Majorca?) three times. The first at the age of 9, the second with friends at 17, and the last with Karl for my 20th birthday. Age 9 We used to go away on our family holidays with my grandparents, which meant some good quality time together, but going to the kind of… Continue reading Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off