“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 purchase. They’re not shy about letting you know they want your money and will do their best to get it by bellowing out well-worn phrases and telling you that their cousin lives in America… Read More

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 don’t know anyone who has got it right the first time; second chances allow us to reset and restart. For everyone who has jumped to conclusions knowing only a fragment of the… Read More

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 an adventurous invitation whisking you down the rabbit hole. Bright lights and big city magic. In a city built up from the gritty days of prohibition, waves of global immigrants and the… Read More

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, we are lost in the pursuit of escape. Caught in a daydream that we think can never come true. If we could, if we dug deep and really believed it was possible,… Read More

  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