One of the most amazing things you can find when travelling is a place that you never knew existed. A place that is so incredible and authentic and is barely mentioned in any guidebooks. There are rarely tourists or even any hotels.But it feels like a gift to have been there, because you know how rare it is that other travellers will get to experience it. We were lucky enough to experience such a place on our recent trip to West Bengal when we met up with Ben’s friend and fellow herpetologist, Vishal. Where is Buxa Fort? Buxa fort is…

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I’m expecting some backlash on this one, but first of all please read this post before you go crazy at me for riding an elephant. Then you have my permission. “You’re meant to be a responsible traveller!” – I know. “You know why you should never ride Elephants!” – I do. “What the hell are you playing at?!”- Well… I can kind of explain if you’ll let me.  This post is my explanation. If it helps, I regret it. Its taken me a while to come to terms with it enough to write this post. This post is not to justify my…

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