I can’t quite remember how it came to my attention. What I do remember is I was at work and after reading the article and watching the video the 3rd July couldn’t come soon enough. *** Thursday morning (I think) I strolled out onto the terrace, stretching and wiping sleep from my eyes. Suddenly I was rubbing my eyes in disbelief. Right there in front … Continue reading 3… 2… 1… Geronimo!
It’s said that when faced with death your life flashes before you. It doesn’t. You grab your camera and start shooting like crazy. Oh alright I didn’t think I was actually going to die, but reading the local newspapers a few days ago, the incidence of sailing over the edge and disappearing into the chasm below is higher than I thought. Shortly after 7am the … Continue reading Danger! Danger!
Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. – Cesare Pavese As much as I find travelling … Continue reading 2 Weeks in the Company of Strangers
After the initial onslaught and adjustment, I find myself rather enjoying this crazy place called Kathmandu. It’s not a place to rush around like a tourist, but rather the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sure there are amazing sights to see, and I’ve done a few of the big ones, but it’s less about ticking things of your travel list and more about soaking … Continue reading The art of relaxing
I’m in Kathmandu! I still can’t quite believe I’m here. It’s nothing like I expected, but everything I’d hoped for. The culture shock has been a little overwhelming and the roads are just mental. No such thing as a leisurely stroll down to Durbar Square. Between avoiding cars, motorbikes, bicycles, potholes, rubbish and the occasional cow there’s hardly any time to even window shop. … Continue reading Kathman-OMG!!
Once a year a bit of Malaysia comes to London and Trafalgar Square is transformed into a street food market. Wandering down from Mayfair after work, I could smell the delicious wares on offer before reaching the square, and by the time I arrived I was salivating! Knowing exactly what I wanted the first course I hunted down was Roti Canai (or Prata in Singapore). … Continue reading Malaysia Night @ Trafalgar Square
Dragging my wheelie case behind me, I trundled off to Euston station after work. A weekend in Manchester lay ahead. Somewhere I’d not been in all the time I’ve lived in the UK, but heard many good things from friends. I don’t have much time left here so weekend trips adventuring around this little island are what I have planned between now and early next … Continue reading “Oh Manchester, so much to answer for”
This Singapore fling was a prelude to “The Big Trip” planned for next year. I’d never travelled East (no Essex doesn’t count) and it being Asia-lite I thought it was a good place to start.
I feel more confident about the thought of travelling through strange and far flung places on my own. I feel inspired to finally take that leap of faith, pack my bags once again and deposit myself on foreign shores with nothing but a backpack, wanderlust and enthusiasm. Continue reading Singapore … Can!