India

11 Essential Experiences for a Kerala Backpacking Trip

By |October 1st, 2017

If you’re planning a Kerala backpacking trip, there are plenty of things to see and experience in South India’s gorgeous green land known as God’s Own Country. Here are my recommendations of eleven essential activities.

1. Spend the night sailing in a houseboat

This one isn’t cheap, but if you can afford it, it’s well worth […]

Marvellous Munnar Tea Plantations and More in Kerala

By |April 17th, 2017

Known for its verdant hills, tropical weather and laid-back lifestyle, Kerala is well worth a visit, not least for a taste of its marvellous Munnar tea plantations.

Like us, you may well fly into Cochin International Airport and have some time to explore this port city, particularly Fort Kochi. We stayed at the fantastic and highly […]

Top Tips for Solo Female Travel in Goa

By |January 19th, 2017

Four years ago I was preparing to go on a round the world trip by myself, starting with Goa in India. It was quite the adventure! Today I’m reflecting on my journey and bringing you my top tips for solo female travel in Goa.

My first stop was Ashvem, where I stayed in a fabulous […]

Two Years On: Surviving Flying Solo to India

By |February 9th, 2015

Do you know the feeling when you’ve planned a big trip, been excited for ages, then at the airport you suddenly feel reticent and don’t want to say goodbye? This is how I felt two years ago this week, when I packed my backpack for a round the world adventure, starting with a flight to […]

How to Be A Stylish Backpacker: My Travelling Fashion

By |June 1st, 2013

I was good for ages, but eventually caved in. Inevitably there are too many temptingly beautiful things available to buy when you’re backpacking in Asia, so I thought I would share with you my travelling fashion splurges.

Well, I say splurges, but most of these cost under a tenner, or under a fiver in some cases.

When I was […]