As a beachy bohemian retreat, Goa has long been home to the alternative, free-spirited and fresh-faced traveller. With a shoreline that hugs the romantic Arabian Sea, it has seen the passing of Portuguese and African traders who have left their indelible mark through their architecture, religion and palate. Goa was originally known as a part of Portuguese India until 1961 and it has long been the attraction for powerful dynasties, seafarers,… Read More

Tangy shades of tangerine were threaded by hand and left swinging above the Temple doorway. Across the grey waters of the Ganges, the saffron dust of petals dipped beneath the ripples and through the sloshy wet backstreets, crushed flowers lay with the memory of the early morning prayers. I was bought from a market and planted one day in the soil. I grew from this earth, travelled and bloomed in many places…. Read More

If you were only going to visit one city in India outside of Delhi, it would have to be Jaipur. Really, for a westerner leaving the corporate world behind for a visit to the Far East why would you go anywhere else. It’s an eclectic mix of any big cities’ social scene and all the colour, music and festivity at the heart of Rajasthan’s cultural heritage. As you can probably tell I’ve… Read More

It always feels like a triumph when I check my steps on the iPhone at the end of the day and I’ve clocked the 6,000+ mark. It signals a fairly on-the-go kind of day, not a day pacing at the gym but enough to know it’s been a full one. Though in retrospect, there are only a few of those steps that really count. They’re the ones that take me around the… Read More