As our skins shrivel and sweat drips from our foreheads, the Indian and Pakistani soldiers have it worse with their thick, pressed uniforms and ostentatiously colourful headgear. From where we are sitting, soldiers march and display strength via their...
Chennai being the first stop of our 12-day India adventure, we expected to be greeted by the full impact of India and were ready for a real culture shock. Yet there was an odd sense of familiarity and similarity as we...
When people ask what my favourite country is, I often alternate between Iceland and India. When it's the former, I get coos of envy; Iceland is beautiful. But when it's the latter, I usually get a bit of a frown or a...
The home of the Dalai Lama might be the biggest draw for travellers to Upper Dharamshala (McLeod Ganj). But for us, the fresh air and post card perfect views in this little Tibetan-exile city was the exact recharge we...
Home to the holiest Sikh shrine (the Golden Temple), you can expect to be in midst of many pilgrims from all around the world. And with sikhism's open and inclusive nature, Amritsar is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a little...
Stepping out of the airport in Jaipur, we were greeted with the same chaos that seems ubiquitous in India. Having flown from Chennai to Jaipur, we were relatively prepared for what’s to come in the city of Jaipur — So,...
You’re probably thinking…Indian street food, is it safe? You’re not alone. Although I’ve tried many dubious street foods across Asia (and thankfully escaped unscathed) — it being my first time in India — I was a little apprehensive and...
Awoken by a man towering over, in his hand a ticket printing device. I realised just about everyone else had alighted from the overnight bus but the 5 of us and 2 french guys — obviously the only foreigners on the bus. The bus continued winding...

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