Agra: India’s Holy (Cash) Cow

Agra, also known as ‘that place where the Taj Mahal is’ is, quite literally, that place where the Taj Mahal is. It also features the incredible Agra Fort which I didn’t go to because, like everyone else, I only went to Agra for the Taj. Marble Mausoleum I must say, though, that unlike most tourist […]

Stay India

Chennai Red Lollipop (£7) This is possibly the only hostel in Chennai as it’s the only one I could find. Chennai isn’t a tourist destination at all, but serves more as an international airport hub for the surrounding tourism in Tamil Nadu. I imagine this hostel popped up as a means to serve backpackers with […]

The stunning temples of Hampi, India

Hidden Gem of India Hampi is a surprisingly unknown place in India considering how amazing it is. I had briefly heard of it before going but not to a large degree, and I hadn’t seen many pictures of it. All I knew is that it had some old temples.   Well, I’m very glad I […]

Gokarna, India

Gokarna is like a small little chilled out Goa, which in a way is really nice but also super quiet so, I imagine, could get boring after awhile. Fortunately I was only there for 2 nights with my friend Tobs.  We drove down on a Royal Enfield from Arambol which is awesome and I highly […]

Mumbai Express

The morning of February 28, 2018, started fairly uneventfully, with a wander through a filthy slum to a train station.  Conny and I were just outside Mumbai and needed to catch a short train in and find somewhere to store my bicycle before heading north to Udaipur in time for Holi Festival the following day. […]

Goa

Goa is a small state on India’s west coast, 600km’s south of Mumbai.  After the Indian independence of 1947 Goa remained under Portuguese rule for many decades until eventually voting to become an autonomous region as recently as 1987. The north Goan regions of Bardez and Pernem are the most popular amongst tourists and ex-pats, […]

Cycling India: Kerala

Continued from: Cycling India: Tamil Nadu Day 8: How high can Munnar be?! After the madness of yesterdays intense climbing, I passed out early and slept until 8 am – about 10 hours straight!  Then I had a proper big sit down breakfast for once involving some kind of Indian curry and rice rolled into a […]

Cycling India: Tamil Nadu

Okay so I’m guessing it’s because I was flying Spice Jet from Sri Lanka, but for some reason, I landed at the domestic arrivals hall of Chennai airport, which I’ve discovered since is far more basic than the international terminal – so basic in fact that it has no ATM’s whatsoever! It’s literally just a […]