Tag: Wanderlust

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On Jaipur // Golden Triangle photo series part 2

After Delhi we headed to our second city stop on the Golden Triangle tour – Jaipur, the Pink City. Some centuries ago a King wanted to welcome the British to the area and decided to paint the whole town the colour of hospitality, and there has since been a law to keep all buildings in the centre that exact colour.…

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On Delhi // Golden Triangle photo series part 1

    India’s Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – is a trifector of astonishing craftsmanship, architectural feats around every corner, and a hell of a lot of traffic. Being short on time, we decided to take a tour of the three cities, culminating in a whirlwind adventure. Ordinarily I am not a fan of tours, but we had…

On a spectacular flight into the Himalayas: photos

On a spectacular flight into the Himalayas: photos

I used every fibre of my being to get a window seat on the commercial flight from New Delhi to Leh, Ladakh, situated in the north west of India in the Himalayas. It was even better than I could’ve hoped for. The range first cropped up as snow covered peaks above the clouds, which cleared to give a breathtaking panroama…

On Dharamshala and learning yoga in the clouds

On Dharamshala and learning yoga in the clouds

What magic. As I said in my previous post on the Tibetan refuge in McLeod Ganj, when I refer to Dharamshala I really mean the the villages of Upper Dharamshala: McLeod (pronounced Mac-Lod) Ganj (could you tell the British used to occupy here?), Bhagsu, and Dharmkot where I made my home for a week. I had enlisted into a five…

On Prague  // Central Europe photo series part 6 - Prague

On Prague // Central Europe photo series part 6

The end point of my trip, and the final part of my six-part photo series on Central Europe is Prague. I had been there before, but felt like I hadn’t quite done it justice. So I braved the swathes of tourists (requires patience, and at times pointy elbows to retain your personal space), armed with my sister and a friend, my…

On Bratislava // Central Europe photo series part 4

Bratislava is an interesting city. It bears the hallmarks of bygone grandeur, juxtaposed with bleak communist overtones. The most iconic of the latter is a flying saucer structure, known locally as the UFO, on a bridge that towers over the city, and looks to be plucked straight from War of the Worlds. Even more bizarrely, the city appears to exist around a…

On Budapest // Central Europe photo series part 3 - Parliament Building

On Budapest // Central Europe photo series part 3

Budapest was a premeditated stop on my trip to meet my boyfriend. I knew I wanted to come here because I’ve been here before. Budapest is the kind of place you get addicted to. In fact, I think it’s my favourite city in Europe. It has the elegance of Hapsburg era architecture, but with an edge to it. It’s grungy without…

On Zagreb & the Plitvice Lakes // Central Europe photo series part 2 - plants & churches

On Zagreb & the Plitvice Lakes // Central Europe photo series part 2

Croatia is mostly known for it’s craggy beaches and clear waters,  but I was inland. Cue: Zagreb. Filled with green squares, classic architecture, Dolac food market with ancient scales and fresh cherries, fresh flowers, and nattering nuns outside the Cathedral of Assumption on Kaptol. Due to my newfound love of turquoise lakes from Slovenia’s Lake Bled, I took a day trip…

On Lake Bled & Ljubljana // Central Europe photo series part 1 - Lake Bled rowers

On Lake Bled & Ljubljana // Central Europe photo series part 1

My Central Europe adventures began in Lake Bled. It has been on my bucket list for a long time. And why wouldn’t it be? The Lake is perfect. Other than turquoise, I haven’t seen anything more turquoise. The water was the most refreshing I’ve ever been in. It was a brilliant 33 degrees – perfect for reading, sunning, swimming, a boat, forest walking, gorge visiting, and an…

On Central Europe: a photo series - Lake Bled, Slovenia

On Central Europe: a photo series

Hello! Lovely to see you again, welcome back. I’m excited to say I’ve had some adventures this past two weeks where I did an InterRail whirlwind of central Europe. I started in bucket list location Lake Bled (pictured above), and let the train lines and timetables dictate my route, with friends dropping in along the way. Armed with the Lonely…