“Delhi is a city that pulses at street level. It’s also more opulent and regal than a first-time traveller might expect and a layered and fulfilling cultural experience.” Thanks to Travel Talk Magazine for publishing this guide. Click on ROYALTY, RELIGION AND RELICS: A CULTURAL TRIP THROUGH DELHI for the full article.
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
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
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
The dead body, so carefully wrapped in white muslin like an Egyptian mummy, slid out of the bearer’s hands and made a gentle splash as it broke the surface of the water. Hardly anyone noticed. The boat that had delivered the body into the river turned around back to the shore where the palace steps were filled with people. It was like a festival; kids were selling garlands of marigolds and floating… Read More