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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 →

Top 10 travel tips

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”  I thought I was quite a good traveller; prepared, organised, packed light and knew not to carry oversized… Continue Reading →

Humanity, are we just faking it?

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou When I was… Continue Reading →

Far East Wanderings

“For three years I called New Delhi home. In a city that is a living breathing reflection of India’s cultural heart, I guess as an expat I stood out. Though we foreigners may wear the clothes, soak up the festivities… Continue Reading →

Snapshots of Delhi

“I love to walk a city, whether I’ve been there once or a hundred times before. It’s amazing what sort of inspiration you’ll find when you steal a second glance.” Erin Hiemstra

Charms of a village life

In the mid-1930s before the Partition between India and Pakistan, a young Army Officer, extremely polished and wearing a freshly pressed cream linen suit, stepped on a train from New Delhi in search of land to purchase. He was heading… Continue Reading →

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