Top 5 things to do in India


Rather than waxing lyrical about Punjabi saris, psychedelic religious beliefs and outrageously fabulous Mughal architecture, I am going to make it easy for you. Here’s what I loved about India: 1. The forts and palaces of Rajasthan I learnt one key thing: Mughal kings had a lot of concubines. They also had an unlucky first […]

Pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal by Josh Bryer

Pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal An excerpt from ‘100 pens for 100 Indian kids (& other travel stories)’ by Josh Bryer I woke up at 5am to leave plenty of time for my 6.30 express train (2 hours) to Agra –home of the Taj Mahal. The train trip was pleasant – comfortable, with AC and […]

Travel Tales: Chris Sheedy


Name: Chris Sheedy Age: 38  Occupation: Professional writer Favourite travel destination? Why?: The city of Rome, because it represents everything good about the world – history, future, passion, fashion, food, wine, community, art, beauty, decay, life and death. Worst travel experience? What happened?: High on a mountain in the Nepal Himalaya, completely lost as dark […]