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Travel tips for the everyday traveller

My first solo trip overseas was to India. On reflection, I couldn’t have picked anywhere more exotic and yet more troublesome for a westerner. Having landed in the parallel universe that was Delhi and after grappling with the chaos for… Continue Reading →

7 reasons to explore cultural Cochin

“Perched on the tip of India’s southern coast, the city of Cochin has watched the rise and fall of empires passing along the spice route for centuries. From the Arabic and Portuguese traders travelling in the 15th century, the Dutch… Continue Reading →

Istanbul's Grandest Bazaar

“Hey American, where are you from?” Even with a backpack full of clanging copper bowls and carpets, the shopkeepers in the Grand Bazaar will still peddle their wares as if buying six Persian rugs and a hookah is an everyday… Continue Reading →

Learning to reframe

For everyone who believes in you, has faith in you, thank them. It is rare and I have learnt that a few good people can overpower a sea of negativity. For everyone who believes in second chances, thank you. I… Continue Reading →

On the streets of New York

It’s rarely quiet in New York. There’s a pulsating echo of movement that surges through the streets and hangs over the skyline. It’s furrowed in the architecture and written on the walls, nothing is still. For travellers, New York is… Continue Reading →

A bucket list of happiness

Trains are a fascinating snapshot of the unhappiness pulse. Every day, millions of people trudge through their lives wishing they were somewhere else. Scarves pulled tight against the chill of winter, ardently keying messages and live streaming on their phones,… Continue Reading →

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