Darjeeling, the old favourite hill station in India's Northeast region, is a popular place to escape the maddening chaos of the rest of the country. It's most well known for two things, namely, tea and Himalayan vistas. However, the smallish town also has plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained for days. From browsing … Continue reading 10 things to do in Darjeeling
Eastern Turkey is a somewhat unknown mystery for travellers. Istanbul's minarets, Cappadocia's rock formations and the blue water of the Mediterranean coastline, is the Turkey most people know, with the Far East of the country seeming like a vast no man's land between continents. However, this is far from true. From the plains of Mesopotamia … Continue reading Eastern Turkey: what you need to know before you go
A guide to exploring the beauitful towns of Mardin and Midyat in Southeastern Turkey.
Everything you need to know about travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan as a tourist, from safety to budget to transport, from a solo female traveller perspective.
Everyone had raved to me about Sulaymaniyah. However, it was actually Erbil that I came to really like. The city is Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. The central citadel has been continuously lived in for 7000 years, and is now a built up, manmade hill … Continue reading Erbil: a guide to Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital
Everything that you need to know about travelling to Iran, including information about solo female travel, currency and money and local transportation.
I was really unsure what to expect in Iraqi Kurdistan. After crossing the border from Iran, my first destination was Sulaymaniyah, the region's second largest city. I had heard that Sulaymaniyah was a very modern, almost European-style city... whatever that really means. However, I can see how people would describe it in this way, with … Continue reading Sulaymaniyah: Iraqi Kurdistan’s cultural capital
North India is home to perhaps some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring landscapes known to man. It is something straight out of a traveller's fairytale with high altitude barren deserts, snow capped mountain ranges, fluorescent blue lakes, ancient Buddhist monasteries, epic road trips, remote villages and friendly people. There's nothing more you could possibly want for an adventure. Here's my experience and guide to exploring the regions of Ladakh and Spiti.
Despite what people say about it, Kathmandu deserves more of your patience, love and time. The chaotic streets, traditional architecture, friendly locals and delicious food makes it one of my favourite cities in Asia. This is my guide to Kathmandu so you can explore it for yourself.
My experience and guide to crossing the India-Nepal border at Panitanki-Kakarbhitta or the eastern side near Darjeeling.
There aren’t many places left in the world where you can truly feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden gem off the well-traveled path. Places where, for a split second, it seems as if you’re an early explorer, discovering something new for the first time. Arunachal Pradesh in India’s wild northeastern region may just be as close as you can get to such a place... Written for Passion Passport + a travel guide
Nagaland may just wear the crown for the worst roads I've ever travelled on and I've travelled on a lot of bad roads. But for all the bruises and inhaled dust, travelling in the state was truly rewarding as I got to spend time living in a Konyak village and meeting old headhunters. Read on for my story and travel guide of Nagaland.