9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has been your most exciting wildlife experience on your travels? All the encounters in these posts were with wild animals, apart from the horses which were domesticated and well cared-for. Indri in Madagascar A trip to the island of Madagascar, Read more [...]
Central and Southern India: What to do in almost every state

Central and Southern India: What to do in almost every state

India. It’s my favourite destination by far – for the colour, the heat, the swirling crowds and the incredible culture. But what destination in India should you pick for your own visit? Well, I asked the experts to weigh in with their own suggestions! A mixture of local Indian bloggers and regular visitors to the subcontinent, find out their favourite Indian states - and why you absolutely should visit them for yourself… This post covers the states of Central and Southern India. For North Read more [...]
North and East India: What to do in almost every state

North and East India: What to do in almost every state

India. It’s my favourite destination by far – for the colour, the heat, the swirling crowds and the incredible culture. But what destination in India should you pick for your own visit? Well, I asked the experts to weigh in with their own suggestions! A mixture of local Indian bloggers and regular visitors to the subcontinent, find out their favourite Indian states - and why you absolutely should visit them for yourself. This post covers the states of North and East India. For Central and Southern Read more [...]
Shatrunjaya: The Jain pilgrimage site of Palitana, Gujarat

Shatrunjaya: The Jain pilgrimage site of Palitana, Gujarat

We arrived at Shatrunjaya early in the morning, and it was just as well. Situated in the town of Palitana, just over an hour’s drive from Bhavnagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Shatrunjaya holds tremendous significance to followers of the Jain religion. A massive temple complex built on top of a hill that dominates the surrounding landscape, 23 of the 24 tirthankars who founded the Jain religion visited here, making it a very holy site. Today it is a place of pilgrimage, as devotees Read more [...]
Life in Dharavi slum: the entrepreneurial heart of Mumbai

Life in Dharavi slum: the entrepreneurial heart of Mumbai

Slumdog Millionaire. That is what most people know of life in Dharavi slum, Mumbai. Images of young boys running barefoot through narrow alleyways, of poverty and hardship. Or maybe rough shanties leaning up against the railway lines, corrugated lean-tos housing entire families. However you've heard of it, the images of Dharavi that come to mind are bound to be negative.I've visited slums before, notably Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, so was keen to experience what Dharavi slum tours are like and Read more [...]