Gandhi

2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Very little survives a man’s death. I have commented before that most of the “Great’s” from history did not write [...]

Gandhi 2016-10-18T18:51:02+00:00

Shimla mountains and a happy meeting

2016-10-18T18:51:17+00:00

When you travel through a country, especially if you are using a published travel guide, you are walking a well trodden path. Indeed maybe a thousand people are doing it with you simultaneously. This has a very strong effect over time, as more and more guest houses start catering only to the backpacker and spring up all along the route, which had myriad knock-on effects. Such as: taxi services who know the guide books better than you do and hordes of travellers at ever corner all "experiencing" the local atmosphere; all the time failing to realise that they are in a "bubble" like a Disney theme park ride.

Shimla mountains and a happy meeting 2016-10-18T18:51:17+00:00

Jodhpur

2016-10-18T18:51:28+00:00

Cesca left me snoozing in our room and went out to the roof top café/restaurant to take some photos of [...]

Jodhpur 2016-10-18T18:51:28+00:00

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Backpacker: The Moth Story

2016-10-18T18:51:34+00:00

As a traveller you know, and even expect, the unknown to occur. You want this; for some it’s the whole point of leaving their home in the first place. It’s usually to do with the fun stuff like walking the Great Wall, eating Sushi in Tokyo Fish Market or jumping off a bridge in New Zealand with only an elastic band to prevent your death.

It Shouldn’t Happen to a Backpacker: The Moth Story 2016-10-18T18:51:34+00:00