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Category Archives: India
As part of the Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There promotion, I’ve been invited to share five of my favourite destinations that I’ve been before and would love to revisit. I thought this was going to be easy, but as I reminisced over wonderful travel memories, narrowing down my favourites proved to be quite the challenge!
Don’t stress guys, it sure was tough but I managed to reduce it down to my top 5…in no particular order – that would be way too hard to decide!
POSTED IN: adventure, Asia, Backpacking, beach, Costa Rica, dreams, India, inspiration, life, Malaysia, New Zealand, Palawan, The Philippines, travel
Aka one of the most incredible, yet scary, experiences of my life.
It was on my list of things to do on India – see wild Indian Elephants – but given some experiences I’d heard from other travellers I didn’t know how realistic my expectations were.
I was travelling with my brother (Tim) and we decided to give it a shot at Periyar Wildlife Reserve, in Kumily, Kerala. 925 sq km of wild animals roaming free.
Tim insisted we go with the walking option, rather than the jeep or the boat. I wasn’t too keen about coming face to face with an elephant on foot (let alone a tiger, which also live within the sanctuary!), I would have much preferred the safety net of a getaway vehicle! However, my brother won the battle and we went with the trekking option.
POSTED IN: adventure, Elephants, India, Jungle, Kerala, Periyar Wildlife Reserve, travel, Trekking
In December 2012 and January 2013 I was lucky enough to spend nearly two months backpacking around a country that I plan on going back to time and time again – India. I originally wrote this post about halfway through my time there, when I had travelled the Golden Triangle (Rajasthan, Agra & Varanasi) and had a few days hanging out on my own in Delhi before heading west to Gujurat to meet my brother.
I can visualise exactly where I was that afternoon in early January writing this post: perched at one of the communal computers at Smyle Inn (such a great hostel, right in the middle of the Main Bazaar + the best breakfasts). I was chilled to the bone, Northern India gets cold guys!
The following is a list of 10 things I loved and learnt in my first few weeks in the grand country that is India.
POSTED IN: adventure, Agra, Delhi, India, Jaipur, Pushkar, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, travel, Varanasi