SHANTHI SHANTHI

SHANTHI SHANTHI

INDIA #14 Friday 25th November 2016 Hampi, Karnataka Hampi epitomises the well known phrase ‘Shanthi Shanthi’; peace, calm, and tranquility, which is exactly what I needed after night-after-night of sleepless bus journeys. Unfortunately I spent my whole time in Hampi with a migraine that I couldn’t shift, which I felt hindered my...

TEAK, IVORY, SPICES, SANDALWOOD & PEACOCKS

TEAK, IVORY, SPICES, SANDALWOOD & PEACOCKS

INDIA #13 Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Kochi, Kerala and Mysore, Karnataka Quaint Fort Kochin offers a bizarre mixture of colonial history, all nestled into a small fishing town in the backwaters of Kerala. Portugese churches surround an ancient synagogue and remains of the British Raj, leading to the port that boasts huge Chinese fishing nets. As you meander through the small...

THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

INDIA #12 Sunday 20th November 2016 Alleppey, Kerala Alleppey (also known as Alappuzha), one of the main gateway’s to the acclaimed canal network known as the backwaters of Kerala, is an invitation to witness south Indian nature at its best. Navigating the 900km wide network, you come across isolated villages surrounded by...

THE SPIRITUAL SOUTH

THE SPIRITUAL SOUTH

INDIA #11 Friday 18th November 2016 Kovalam and Varkala, Kerala Back in to Incredible India after a brief tour of Sri Lanka, and I couldn’t be more ready for it. The next thirty day stint was time to discover the southern delights India had to offer, which I expected to be vastly different to the busyness of the Rajasthani towns. Although I wasn’t exactly sure what to...