Hiking the Larapinta end-to-end solo: part 2

I woke up on day nine to some ice on my tent and decided I was not getting up yet. So I sat in my sleeping bag and cooked my breakfast from inside my tent. I saw the Trek Larapinta group walking through at 7.30am all rugged up and I waved to them from inside…

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Hiking the Larapinta end-to-end solo: part 1

I left Telegraph Station at 9am on July 4th and a few kilometres later I was thinking, ‘bloody hell this pack weighs a bit’, and then, ‘it’s pretty bloody hot’, and then, ‘shit I think I’ve gone off the trail’, and then, I kicked a rock, tripped and fell and blood was dripping down my…

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Indian food from South to North

Some of my most memorable Indian meals and how I got addicted to chai.

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The road trip I’ll never forget

An epic journey to the Northeastern most state of India.

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Finding paradise in Meghalaya

There are some moments when you travel where you stop and think, “I have found paradise.” They’re rare moments but when they happen you never want to leave. A tiny village in the remote jungles of south Meghalaya, called Nongriat, was such a place, a paradise. There’s very little information on tourism in the Northeast…

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Sikkim: travelling where nature smiles

After dismissing the northwest of India because of the cold and snow at this time of year, I decided to explore the northeast instead. It wasn’t just the slightly better weather that appealed to me though, it was also the fact that it is the most underexplored area in India and government restrictions on foreign…

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Video: Agra, Varanasi and Kolkata

A video of my travels through Agra, Varanasi and Kolkata

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Why you SHOULD visit Kolkata

Not many tourists go to Kolkata. I only met one other foreigner who had been there and there was only one hostel in the whole city but I knew I wanted to go. When you do a Google search there are even articles that come up titled ‘reasons why you should never go to Kolkata’…

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Varanasi: a place like no other

Varanasi was the place that I imagined I would find India’s intriguing spirituality and most interesting of characters and I was not wrong. The city, with its holy people, it’s rituals, it’s maddening traffic, it’s delicious street food, it’s suffocating alleyways and it’s annoyingly frustrating boat touts and rickshaw drivers, was my favourite place yet.…

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