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“Dramatically perched on the mountain tops, the monasteries and palaces of Leh make for both stunning vista’s and hard climbs. To reach the temples, the steep stairways of 100+ steps require at least a decent level of fitness. The views are truly stunning; whitewashed walls, painted Buddha’s and exposed mountain peaks. To reach the temples and see the splash of colour from the prayer flags at the very peak of the craggy… Read More

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“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 hand cream, but when I flew overseas last year on a passport that was short 5 days of its 6-month validity, well, it was time to rethink. It’s very easy to overlook… Read More

“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

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 towards the Punjab, not far from what would later be called Pakistan with the idea in mind that he would buy enough land to set up his son’s and their future families…. Read More

  “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing whilst in pursuit of something else.” Lawrence Block  

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