Ahmadabad, India

The decorations, the music, the bright colours, the family, it’s all part of an Indian wedding. Indian weddings in the UK are spectacular in their own right! For us at home, guest lists of 400 are huge. Now fly 400 miles across to India, and multiply our spectacular weddings by 100! When one of my... Continue Reading →

Chatsworth House, England

There is something striking about the "wild and untamed beauty of the peaks" of Derbyshire, so striking in fact that I felt compelled to quote Austen. Here comes another: "nature and culture in harmony". As perfect a description today as it was in 1813 when she wrote Pride and Prejudice. During our day trip to... Continue Reading →

Bolivia

Bolivia is akin to an artist’s raw, unheralded masterpiece; beauty, uninterrupted. It was clear from my first step in the magical Salar de Uyuni, to my last, in the coral blue expanse of Lake Titicaca. In between, I spent a month experiencing a country that is surely one of the wonders of the world. A... Continue Reading →

New Zealand

The Journey Pritesh and I arrived at Christchurch airport at 14.30 on Tuesday 25th August – the start of our honeymoon. It had been a long journey (we left for Gatwick airport at 16:00 UK time on Sunday 23rd August) but surprisingly we weren't exhausted or in any discomfort. Emirates had exceeded our expectations with... Continue Reading →

Gujarat, India

Gujarati culture is renowned, not only in India but around the world, as a colourful celebration of pretty much everything. Festivals such as Navratri (the dance festival), Makar Sankranthi (harvest festival), Holi (festival of colour) and many, many more are relished here with such zeal and energy that the experience will captivate your memory for... Continue Reading →

Country Bio: Bolivia

Bolivia is a land of astonishingly diverse natural beauty. In its southwest lies the stark brilliance of the Salar de Uyuni, and in its northeast the mighty Amazon Rainforest. In between, there is Potosi with its bleak working silver mines and the surreal basin-shaped landscape of the world's highest administrative capital, La Paz, at an elevation of c.... Continue Reading →

Antarctica

“Antarctica, Antarctica, it’s cold and full of ice. Antarctica, Antarctica, you’ll freeze your balls off!” This was the anthem invented by a crazy bunch of travellers with whom I bonded over the course of the 10-day expedition to the coldest and most isolated continent on the planet. My trip to the final continent was not... Continue Reading →

The Guest: Sichuan

The southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan is a basin surrounded by mountains, with unchanged borders for over 500 years. The region is known for the famous Sichuan spice in its cuisine, giant panda sanctuaries and expansive green and blue mountain landscapes. To the western side of the province you will find a Tibetan plateau with... Continue Reading →

Rwanda

The Land of a Thousand Hills- thus Rwanda is rather romantically named. This however is probably not what this landlocked jewel of the African continent is known for. Along with its neighbour Uganda, it has become synonymous with the majesty of the mountain gorillas that reside within its verdant perimeter. This, and more pertinently, the... Continue Reading →

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