My Favouritest Udaipur Shenanigans

I fucking hate cooking. It stresses me out. I can't time things to cook together which results in having to eat a meal in sections and yes, this includes beans on toast. On more than one occasion I've accidentally grilled something instead of turning on the oven, and one of these times I'd just finished [...]

The “Oh But You MUST!” Guide To Udaipur

Vehicles in India have this slightly terrifying habit of driving up the wrong side of the road if they need to get somewhere on the right. Usually it's rickshaws or motorcycles and they aim for the edge of the road and often directly at pedestrians but y'know, this is something you get used to. So [...]

How To Do Mt Abu Without Getting Lost Or Eaten

When the only internet in the whole hotel is in reception and the little cafe, that's where you're pretty much forced to sit. Y'know, where people go. People that will talk to you whilst you're busy trying to be slightly intoxicated and miserable. My brain has developed a fabulous coping mechanism whereby, when it reaches [...]

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 [...]

Why So Blue?

When I asked people what they thought of Jodhpur, about nine times out of ten they said it was pretty lame, just another Indian city. A couple of people really liked it though and whilst the so-called Pink City of Jaipur is disappointingly un-pink, the Blue City of Jodhpur is most definitely a striking blue [...]

Hairy Walking Attitude Problems

So last night was a bit fucking cold, wasn't it?! I'd rugged up in woolly socks, a singlet, base layer, shirt, hoody, scarf and a thermal sleeping bag liner underneath my thick blanket and I still felt like my snot was freezing inside my nostrils. I'd even cocooned inside the blanket after abandoning the idea [...]

Into The Desert

Everyone knows that banana was put on this earth to complement chocolate. As we sat outside Sahara Travels waiting for our trek to start I inserted the banana chocolate pie I'd bought from a German bakery the evening before into my facehole and relished every single bite. Breakfast of champions, washed down with a chai. [...]

Camels, Fairs And Special Water

Pushkar is a holy town. Really holy. In fact it's so fucking holy not only is meat forbidden, so are eggs. And booze. Like, they're illegal here. It's one of those places that people tend to get stuck buuuuut I dunno. Rishikesh, yeah, I get it. Bundi too. But Pushkar? There's not really anything to [...]

All Of The Jaipurness

Travelling alone is a bit of a ball ache sometimes in that everything costs a fucking fortune. Yeah okay, I could have made may way around Jaipur on public transport but that takes time and I didn't really want to spend that long here on account of it being, y'know, a bit uninspiring. Another option [...]

The Pink(ish) City

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is known as the Pink City which I was later told is because when the Prince of Wales visited the city sometime in the 1800's they painted the whole bastard place pink to welcome him which is a slightly grand and random gesture. He'd probably have been happy [...]