2 Weeks in the Company of Strangers

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


  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!!

Malaysia Night @ Trafalgar Square

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

“Oh Manchester, so much to answer for”

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”

Singapore … Can!

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!