Wales – ‘Wales’ Best Destination’

The Corn Du ridge is unusually straight and directly cuts the Beacons skyline; from a distance looking up it’s a very unique landscape with Pen y Fan peering from above.  At dusk the mountain is black and its detailed shape exaggerated against the lighter sky, at winter the white snow reveals the mountain’s bones and…



Wales – ‘This is Wales’

Walking along the Cefn Cyff mountain ridge, it’s difficult to not become totally engulfed by the vastness.  As the ridge heightens, there in the near distance I can see the peak of Fan Y Big and to its right Cribyn; the Beacons.  The carved valley between the two peaks provides a vacuum for the winter…



General Election – ‘Vote For The Future, Vote Labour’

I once worked in the Economic Development section for a local authority in South Wales.  There was a project run by our department that focused on young people, an officer would visit Comprehensive Schools and run a competition that aimed to develop the youngsters business and entrepreneurial skills. As a marketing professional, I would sometimes…



General Election – ‘Labour or Tory?’

The political saga of our world continues…Brexit, Trump, France (at least they made the correct choice) and now the woman who over the last year has been stating that there will be no early election within the UK, has actually called a ‘snap’ election. That woman sadly is our Prime Minister and will clearly lie…



Dharamsala -Manali – ‘Last Ride’

Some are here for the deep spirituality, to evolve and search for enlightenment; others study the wide range of alternative therapies healing mind, body and spirit; many visit for the diverse architecture and landscape, and I suppose lots just come for the hemp, growing openly in the mountains. I’m here for the Royal Enfield.  Is…



Jaisalmer – ‘Good Karma’

The desert men with white scarves, dark faces and dried out skin prepared the camels for the trek.  The sand spiralled in the warm wind and cold water relieved the dryness of my mouth.  However, this is not a desert tale as such, but more a story about goodwill, karma and an unforgettable character, by…



Jaisalmer – ‘Thar Desert Sky’

It was never that dark, the light of the moon lit up the desert sands like a mystical spotlight from above.  Laying amongst the rolling dunes and looking up it’s easy to detach from the chit chat of your brain and reconnect with collective consciousness of the universe.  Staring up into the vastness, noticing the…



Udaipur – ‘City of Lakes’

Disappearing behind the Aravalli hills, the sun leaves nothing but a captivating orange skyline.  No longer does Lake Pichola reflect the glaring light, it is now left in a peaceful darkness, the water transforms to a sheet of black.  The peaks of the hills border the lake, guarding the charm, architecture and history that exist…



Dharavi, Mumbai – ‘Asia’s Biggest Slum’

One must always make an attempt to explore the ways in which other people live and in doing so hold a reflective mindset; surely that is a pathway to mental growth. Dharavi is the biggest slum in Asia and one of the largest in the world.  Located in Mumbai it is home to over one…



Goa – ‘Chasing Sunsets’

We leapt on sleeper trains for nearly twenty four hours, overnight buses with double beds and shady curtains and into the back of retro rickshaws; all to explore the beaches on the west of India.  The love of adventure keeps the soul young and becoming engulfed by the diversity in this country, is what sets…