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Trip: In Love with India

There are [16] stories from my trip: In Love with India

Photos: Mumbai on Repeat

INDIA | Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | Photo Gallery

Mumbai the second time round, for urban adventures and culture soaking.
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How my solo travels are different

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | Views [917]

I've travelled a few times without Andrew now. My first post from this India trip shows you how far I've come in being able to manage the perils and joys of travels as a solo female, and in the meantime, I've made a few observations about my own habits ... Read more >

The many treasures of India

INDIA | Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | Views [997]

The National Gallery of Modern Art hangs just off the corner edge of the Colaba Causeway, at the entry point of the Kala Ghoda art district. The traffic outside was chaotic, horns blaring and cars pushing forward while I tried to escape into the ... Read more >

Do it again, just one more time

INDIA | Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | Views [890]

My time here in Mumbai is rapidly coming to a close. I made my way to most of the places I wanted to see today, leaving off the art galleries for tomorrow, so I get home smelling at least a little tolerable, thanks to the wonder of air conditioning.... Read more >

Melamine, linoleum and steel edged chairs

INDIA | Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | Views [1172] | Comments [4]

Masala onion dosa. Masala onion dosa. Repeat after me: masala onion dosa. It was 11.00am, and like a good Mumbaiker, I slept in until ten to wait for the rest of the world to wake up. Even then, I was bleary-eyed after spending all night writing ... Read more >

And not an elephant in sight

INDIA | Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | Views [968] | Comments [2]

Warning: This post is not a positive one; it portrays a popular Mumbai tourist attraction in a fairly negative light. If you do not wish to go to Elephanta Island with preconceived notions of what you will find there, stop reading. If you want to hear ... Read more >

Not another paneer makhni

INDIA | Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | Views [876] | Comments [3]

Let's get this straight from the outset; Indian cuisine is not my food of choice. I'd much rather take up some South-east Asian delights or Arab food any day . On my last school trip to Mumbai, there was absolutely no choice in what I could eat, ... Read more >

While the city sleeps

INDIA | Saturday, 2 Jul 2011 | Views [970]

Flying into Mumbai at 4am is actually quite charming. The flight itself is a nightmare, with its token noisy, intoxicated Westerners, screaming children, and mothers who are louder and more annoying than their children in their attempts to silence them.... Read more >

Check in for one

INDIA | Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | Views [794] | Comments [2]

I have a love/hate relationship with the long Summer break. I love the prospect of it: I love the relaxation, rejuvenation and recharging that my body gets as school's pressure is relieved. I love the new adventures ahead, and I love being able to sleep ... Read more >

Photos: In Love with India

INDIA | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Nine days in India was nowhere enough time to take in enough of the cultural wonderland that abounds. I travelled with seventeen students from my school, who were embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to complete the Duke of Edinburgh expedition. There ... Read more >
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The journey of a thousand steps starts with 35km

INDIA | Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | Views [698] | Comments [1]

Today, I walked 35 kilometres. I did it carrying a 12 kilo pack. I was supposed to have walked only 20 kilometres, pack free. HAR-HAR. The disorganisation of the night before continued as I embarked upon the morning’s ... Read more >

Steamy hot rooms and a semi final

INDIA | Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | Views [624]

March 30, 2011. Tapola River Camp. I could feel the sweat building up at the nape of my neck and my singlet was beginning to stick to my back. That itchy feeling from sitting on a hard surface for too long was irritating me and I kept ... Read more >

Rafting, hot tea and a camping epiphany

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [653]

I’m finishing the day sitting on the bare floor of my tent, with my torch hooked to the roof, sleeping bag rolled out next to me, and backpack shoved underneath it in some attempt to create something akin to a pillow for the night. It’s been ... Read more >

On a complete lack of culture shock

INDIA | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [567]

Kundalika River Camp, 3.30pm I’m watching the kids be put through their paces in team building exercises. They’re challenged and on the verge of breaking at times. I am often very glad that I am no longer the student; constantly ... Read more >

When I need sleep, I whine a lot

INDIA | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [612]

Kundalika River Camp, 9am ~ less than 3 hours sleep and sharing breakfast with colleagues… At 1am this morning, mid-flight to Mumbai, my greatest fear was that I had left my iPod on the seat at the boarding gate. I spent ... Read more >

Tags: india, school, sleep, trekking

Ponderings from a plane at midnight

INDIA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [675]

Somewhere between Dubai and Mumbai... I’ve never been on a flight before where I am just one of a group of twenty. Heck, I’ve never flown with any more than three other people at a time, and each of those times playing the dutiful role ... Read more >

Tags: india, school, trekking