The Queen Of Hill Stations

Seriously, Darjeeling. You better be worth the Hell Train I endured to get to you. Okay, actually the train only went as far as New Jalpaiguri, affectionately known as NJP because New Jalpaiguri clearly has way too many syllables, then it was a shared jeep from there to the town itself. That's fine though, that [...]

Udhag… Udhagama… Bugger It. Ooty.

It was around 6am when I hopped off the bus in Udhagamandalam and all of the water in my face cells promptly froze. I'm not even shitting you. Ooty (as it's commonly known because Udhagamandalam just looks like drunk texting) is cold at this time of year. Fucking cold. We're talking frost on the ground, [...]

Sit There And Just Look Pretty, Sweetheart

Kodaikanal basically has one job and that's to sit there and look pretty, and it does it incredibly well. It's high up here, about 2100 m.a.s.l. so it gets pretty chilly at night which is basically a politer way of saying "Fuck my life, you could fashion diamonds with my nipples right now!" I'm not [...]

Worship At The Alter Of Tea

God I love tea. I love it so much. I don't think there's any other liquid that I revere above tea, not even beer or Jägermeister and I'm pretty fucking fond of both of those things. Tea is the one that's there for me the morning after to pick up the pieces after beer and [...]

It’s Not Always Sunshine And Rainbows

Christ, Mount Abu, you're a stunning looking little bugger, aintcha?! Seriously, it's so idyllic here it makes you wonder why it's not more popular with backpackers and foreign tourists, y'know, apart from the wild animal attacks and the muggings and that murder that one time. It's certainly not a great place for a lone traveller [...]