Unwind on a houseboat on the Chapora River, Goa

Unwind on a houseboat on the Chapora River, Goa

Kicking off my sandals I lie back on the cushions, take a sip of a cool Kingfisher beer and watch the palm trees drifting by. It’s the second to last night of a fabulous week in Goa and we’re spending it on a Kerala style rice boat on the...
Through the jungle to the Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Through the jungle to the Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

The rocks around the pool’s edge are slippery. I sit down, slide into the cool water and swim over to the waterfall. At the height of its rage, the torrent races down the mountainside in an overpowering, deluge. Despite it now being the end of Goa’s dry...
Exploring Southern Goa – First stop, Zeebop!

Exploring Southern Goa – First stop, Zeebop!

Winding our way through the narrow lanes of southern Goa, flanked by coconut palms and dotted with brightly painted houses, I can’t believe I’m finally back in India. But this isn’t the India I remember. It bares no resemblance to chaotic,...
Portraits from Goa, Colour versus Black and White

Portraits from Goa, Colour versus Black and White

One of the things I love most about photographing India is the vivid colours you see everywhere. Nowhere could this be more true than in Goa, as you can see for yourself in my recent post Goa, an unexpected journey. From the ladies’ sarees to the brightly...
Goa, an unexpected journey

Goa, an unexpected journey

Many years ago I fell in love. Not with one person but with a whole country, India. When a friend of mine, Annie, invited me to join a group visiting Rajasthan some eleven years ago, I couldn’t resist. Annie had travelled the length and breadth of...
A mini guide to Indian street food

A mini guide to Indian street food

Indian is one my favourite types of cuisine but, during the couple of times I visited, I didn’t get many opportunities to try the wonderful variety of Indian street food available throughout the country. Next time I visit India I plan to put that right and, to...
Me, the Raj of Thanjavur and a bowl of soup

Me, the Raj of Thanjavur and a bowl of soup

In one of my posts last year I told you about the wildlife in The Gambia and how I once found myself stroking a crocodile. That led me to thinking about other foolish things I’ve done while traveling so here is the tale of another misadventure. Dinner with the...

Interview: Memories of India

I was happy to oblige when Shalu, from ShaluSharma.com, a colourful blog all about India, asked me to take part in a series of interviews with travellers to India. It brought back many happy memories which I’d like to share with you. Shalu: When did you visit...

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