The day I landed in Melbourne was only 3 weeks shy of the two year anniversary of me leaving. I was really looking forward to my visit home, it had been a long time. There was a bit of nervous
Is #Shimla leading the way for #India?
Today I arrived in Shimla. Shimla is in Himachal Pradesh. It is an old British hill station, and is now a bustling town. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I landed here. I was hoping for hills, greenery
Opportunity Cost: Travel for travel’s sake or is it all about getting a good photo?
*This post is participating in its first blog-hop hosted by Tortoise Mum on the theme of Opportunity Cost. Hop on over and take a look at other posts on opportunity cost. I finally set out on my journey to travel
Raksha Bandhan… My Day
This weekend was Raksha Bandhan. It is a festival where a sister ties a Rakhi (which is like a wristband made from coloured thread and beads), around her brother’s wrist. This is to wish him prosperity. In return, her brother
Foodie Post: The Art of Paan
I must confess I am a foodie. I love food, I enjoy trying all sorts of delicacies and am that annoying person who takes photos of the food they are about to eat. So it will come as no surprise
Are women really impure in the eyes of god?
In my last post (here) I talked about how the temple is the centre of the community in India. However I have now found myself banned from entering. Yes, banned from the temple….. what terrible faux pas did I make
The rules of driving in India
Any westerner who has driven in a car, rickshaw, van or motorcycle in India will tell you its an experience that has to be lived to be believed. I have been in India for 4 days now. Its only been
A life of worship
For most hindu’s, daily life revolves around the local temple. My auntie goes every morning, not specifically to worship, but just to say hello to everyone as they do their daily rituals. Because I am an early riser (well at
Orchids in Singapore
So now I am finally on my way, and have just spent two relaxing days in Singapore. Singapore is one of those places that I love to visit, but I am not too sure if I could live here. Its
All packed up
Phew! It’s been a busy few weeks. In the last week I have: Packed up a three bedroom house Moved all my furniture and belongings into a 3 by 3 storage unit Cleaned my house from top to bottom; and