Hebron in the West Bank

It was amazing to spend the morning in the Palestinian part of Hebron and the afternoon with Jewish ‘settlers’ and hear such a balanced insight into life in Hebron, the city of Abraham, and the site of the burial place of the Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs.

Asia, Travel

Kapaleeshwarar Temple

This is my final blog post from my trip to India, and I'm currently in my flat in London, staring out of the window at a sky that has gone dark way too quickly and contemplating putting the heating on.  It is still good to be home though! Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a temple of Shiva… Continue reading Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Asia, Eating Out, Travel

Brunch at the Taj Connemara

While in Chennai, we stayed at the amazing Taj Connemara and I felt that the Sunday brunch deserved its very own blog post. The tables were adorned with fresh flowers and as much food as could possibly fit on them.  We were absolutely spoilt for choice! Outside, in the pool area, a grilling station was set… Continue reading Brunch at the Taj Connemara

Asia, Travel

Pondicherry – the Europe of India?

On Wednesday morning, we dragged ourselves out of bed at 6am and after throwing some breakfast down our throats, we jumped in the car and prepared ourselves for the 3 and a half hour journey to Pondicherry.  It's an area that was owned by the French and retains a lot of European charm while still… Continue reading Pondicherry – the Europe of India?

Asia, Travel

From Crocodiles to Temples

On Sunday, mum and I flew from Bangalore to Chennai for the second leg of our India visit.  Chennai holds a very special place in mum's heart as it's the first place in India that she ever visited. After a 'brief' meeting that ended up lasting 4 hours, we decided to play tourist and check… Continue reading From Crocodiles to Temples

Asia, Travel

A Passage to India

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will have seen that I have posted a couple of photos while I've been in India.  I wanted to treat you to some more and tell you what mum and I have been up to since touching down in Bangalore! We arrived on Saturday and as a… Continue reading A Passage to India