Sri Lanka Day 4 – 9 | Tea Picking, Train Ride & Nine Arch Bridge

You can read about my first three days in Sri Lanka by clicking here. The next day, we visited Kandy’s sacred Temple of the Tooth; picked and tasted tea from a functioning tea factory in Katukitula and took the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, which has been dubbed as the best journey in theContinue reading “Sri Lanka Day 4 – 9 | Tea Picking, Train Ride & Nine Arch Bridge”

Golden Triangle – Jaipur & Pachewar

I’m going to summarise everything we’ve done in India over the past four days briefly because there’s too much to talk about!  You can read about our first three days sightseeing in New Delhi by clicking here, as well as our visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal here. Over the past eight days, EmilyContinue reading “Golden Triangle – Jaipur & Pachewar”

Golden Triangle – Delhi & Agra

Admittedly, we booked onto G Adventures trip of India’s Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur), primarily to see the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. However, we’ve also experienced from a unique perspective what the life of a child is like growing up in India; a cafe run by femaleContinue reading “Golden Triangle – Delhi & Agra”

Sightseeing in New Delhi, India

New Delhi is a city like I’ve never experienced before. As you will know clashes have been taking place in the capital for several weeks over a new controversial new Indian citizenship law. However, we are staying in Greater Kailash, in the south of New Delhi, – well away from the riots and protests inContinue reading “Sightseeing in New Delhi, India”

Stormsrivier, Tsitsikamma National Park

After a mammoth 11 hour journey on the Baz Bus, we reached our overnight hostel –Tube ‘N Axe Backpackers in Storms River in the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. This was the first hostel I’d ever stayed in, so it’s fair to say I was feeling fairly apprehensive. However, as soon as we arrived everyone welcomedContinue reading “Stormsrivier, Tsitsikamma National Park”

Seals, Sunsets and Sex on the beach…

I’ve fallen in love with Cape Town and the Capetonian people. Over the past few days, we’ve travelled to Hout Bay to visit Seal Island; watched the sunset from Signal Hill; visited Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island and sipped cocktails on Camps Bay overlooking Lions Head. For anyone visiting the Mother City, I’dContinue reading “Seals, Sunsets and Sex on the beach…”

Visiting Table Mountain + V&A Waterfront

After only having a few nights sleep on the flight to Cape Town,  I slept like a baby and had a much needed 12 hour sleep.  We planned the evening before that it would be a good idea to see the city via the big red city bus, which they have in most major citiesContinue reading “Visiting Table Mountain + V&A Waterfront”

Flying halfway​ around the world to Cape Town

The morning has finally come after months of planning and it was an eventful first day. Typically, we couldn’t have picked a worse day to travel halfway around the world, as Storm Ciara ripped its way through the country. However, both of our flights to Istanbul and Cape Town were scheduled with no delays. TheContinue reading “Flying halfway​ around the world to Cape Town”

Travelling the world…

The next nine or so months will see my girlfriend, Emily and I travel around the globe with flexible flights to 12 different countries. After I finished my Masters in Sports Journalism, I was at a crossroads in my life. I applied for the position of Media Assistant at Rochdale FC – a perfect entryContinue reading “Travelling the world…”