It feels like the right time to write this post. It’s 4 months until we jet off (still nothing is booked) and the more we plan the more overwhelmed I feel. Our travel list for India (country number 1) was jam packed, with domestic flights long haul train journeys and more in the mix I had visions of seeing a lot more of airports and bus shelters than I could bear. So we have decided to completely strip down the ‘list’ so to speak. What started as an attempt to do as many places in India as possible in 6…

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There’s no denying that almost everyone that goes in for these opportunities are doing so with good intentions but at the end of the day it’s still tourism, it’s still often a business that arranges it which of course want profit and of course there are historical and institutional implications that are worth considering when you’re seeking to volunteer abroad.

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One of my biggest rules when travelling is that I make the effort to write. Yes write with my hands, a travel diary or journal. This rule has gone as far back as I can remember with my mum making me write diaries on family holidays. Although it seemed annoying then to write down everything I did and sometimes still now to write when there is so much I have seen and done and have so much to do but I have to sit down and write it all down in as much detail as I can bear in order…

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We’re living in a digital age where travellers take all sorts of gadgets and devices along with them on their journeys, and with good reason. Nearly every traveller will take some form of electronic device like a smart phone along with them. There are certain travel apps that will make your travels loads easier, so in this article we’re going to look at five general types of App that you should download to help you on your travels. Note that examples given will be based on apps available for iPhone. 1. Offline Maps If like me you’re not a fan…

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Continuing on from Dum Laga Ke Haisha (read the review here) I picked out another great Indian film from Netflix, The Lunchbox. I’d heard good things about the film which is set in Mumbai and features the city’s famous lunch delivery system. If you haven’t heard of the system and the tiffin-wallahs thenĀ read on. The idea is thatĀ families of workers, usually mothers or wives, cook their lunches in the morning and put them in lunch boxes, or tiffins, and the tiffin-wallahs – the lunch delivery boys, collect them every morning and deliver them to the worker at his desk at…

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