Category: India

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…



Hampi – ‘Hampi Days!’

It’s a dreamy landscape.  It’s a concoction of gigantic boulders, banana plantations, ancient temples and rice paddy fields.  There’s the Tungabhadra River where crocodiles bathe, on one side a bazaar and the other home to sleepy cafes and guesthouses.  It’s a mystical place where Hindu temples of worship have a tropical backdrop with a Sub-Saharan…



Western Ghats – ‘Me & MY ENFIELD’

In life, there may be over a thousand valid reasons why not to do something, usually relating to risk, danger and the potential negative consequences.  When you bring a motorbike into the equation and decide to ride it solo in a country such as India, the dangers become heightened as does the risk.  However, there…



Fort Kochi – ‘God’s an artist’

Colourful and eye-catching the painting revealed two faces, one of a long haired bearded man and the other of a blue skinned female.  There was a red snake present and a symbol that I recognised as a representation of Hinduism.  “God is an artist, not an engineer” it boldly stated. I could feel the warm…