Here’s a blog post for the ladies today. One of the cool things about being is a girl is being able to find cool girl products to take travelling. Now you can be as high or low maintenance as you like when you travel it’s absolutely down to personal preference. For example I really can’t be bothered to put makeup on when I’m travelling most days as the sun and humidity mean it just melts off my face. But it’s still useful to have some¬†girl items to take travelling that will make life a bit easier as well. These are…

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Anyone and everyone who has travelled to India will know just how inevitable it is that you will at some point during your travels get an upset stomach. It’s a fact of travel there and there isn’t much you can do to avoid it. However I’ve compiled a little list of the best tips you can adopt to try and avoid the dreaded Delhi belly. Disclaimer: yes we still got the sh*ts. It’s India.¬† 1. Go veggie, ease into meat. This is the big tip that we decided to follow as soon as we arrived in India. We are both…

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When we planned our trip we planned two chunks of three weeks each. Three weeks in the south, three in the north. We had three weeks to explore Kerala and then three weeks to do Delhi, the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan. I planned to write down my impressions of the difference of the north v south for other travellers, particularly women. Please bear in mind that this is based on my experiences alone, and that we visited very different places.   Attitude towards women This has been the big one. We already anticipated it from what we’d read and heard…

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If you’re in Kerala, particularly Munnar or Thekkady you will no doubt see adverts for ‘spice walks’ or ‘ayurvedic spice garden’ tours. We’d seen quite a few in Munnar but didn’t go to one until Thekkady. We were having a designated relax day so wanted to do something interesting but not too strenuous. Our host at Dean Dale Cottages directed us towards Green Park Spice Plantation in Kumily. What is an Ayurvedic Spice Garden? To start with lets explain what ‘Ayurvedic’ means. It’s a particular type of medicine developed in India which uses lots of different plants for their different…

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Munnar is a tea growing hub in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Tourists flock here to see the gorgeous rolling green hills adorned with perfectly trimmed tea bushes that contour the mountains. The best way to appreciate them is by hiking. In order to do this you will need a guide as the tea fields are private property and you can be fined if you decide to wander round them alone. I’ve tried to put together this short guide that should tell you all you need to know about Munnar. How to get to Munnar Munnar doesn’t have a…

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