Trek to Morskie Oko

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Morskie Oko is Polish for “Eye of the Sea”, and it’s the largest lake in Poland, tucked away high up in the Tatras mountains.   You can take a day-long trek, but if you hitch a ride halfway there- on … Continued

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Shake Your Head

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Life is the same everywhere.   It really is. Same old. Ho-hum, hum-drum.   When you travel, you don’t see a place from the perspective of a local.   For a traveller, everything is new, and fresh, and exciting. it’s … Continued

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Thoughts on Travel #2507

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Just off the top of my head- it’s exhausting.   There, that’s the first thing I think of when you say travel.   It’s a physically draining activity. You lug your mini world around on your back when you’re back-packing. … Continued

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Upcycling Christchurch

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Here’s what DIY looks like when it’s done right: punting on the Avon! A great way to explore river Avon and the beautiful Christchurch Botanical Park.           It’s eco-friendly, incredibly romantic, and very atmospheric.     … Continued

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What I saw in Dublin

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Dublin is that rare world capital that doesn’t feel like one- no looming skyscrapers or harrowing traffic or neon lights. Yet, it’s as iconic as ever.   The soul of Dublin is serene and unhurried, almost poetic. It’s only fitting … Continued

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Up!

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What’s it like to go up in a Hot Air Balloon? Well, it’s not exactly how I’d imagined it to be.   I thought it would be romantic and dreamy, maybe with some champagne thrown in. And it was- romantic … Continued

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Chocolate Around the World

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What’s life without chocolate? I don’t understand it when people say they don’t like chocolate. How can you not like chocolate? What’s not to like? It’s perfect. I went nuts at the Times Square M&M flagship store. It was the … Continued

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What I saw in Zakopane

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Zakopane is at the foot of the Tatras mountains in southern Poland. It’s the Gateway to the Tatras, and a scenic pit stop for skiers and hikers. The pretty-as-a-picture sleepy little town has traditional wooden houses, bustling markets and lively … Continued

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Street Art in Belfast

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Belfast might be the cold-grey industrial headquarters of Northern Ireland, but its streets are full of colour, Only if you look with a keen eye..   Have you ever seen a wire frame more poetic?       Just settling … Continued

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Street Art in Christchurch

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There are over 1,000 parks and gardens in Christchurch, NZ. Unsurprisingly, it’s known as the Garden City. But a lesser-known fact about the Garden City is that it’s also home to some of the most brilliant, beautiful street art. Take … Continued

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Bee Life

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White collar professionals are like worker bees.       Clocking in the hours.   Day in. Day out.   Which is great for the rest of us, because they keep the world in shape.   But not for them … Continued

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The Street Mavericks of Galle

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Galle is a colonial Fort in South Sri Lanka that was variously occupied by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British over several centuries. When you enter this walled city, it’s like you’ve wandered into a European neighbourhood circa 1900. … Continued

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Ireland Through My Lens

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Shamrocks, leprechauns and four-leaved clovers- the air in Ireland is crackling with magick! The Emerald Isles with their rolling green countryside, Guinness beer and world class whiskey are home to fabulous legends, folklore and the world’s most famous ship. Take … Continued

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Nepal Through My Lens

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Paddy fields, prayer flags and Pokhara are Nepal staples, but a drive through the farther reaches of the erstwhile mountain kingdom reveals the entire cross-section of the Himalayas, from lush alpine mountains to stark, moonscape terrain. Take a look..   … Continued

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Sri Lanka Through My Lens

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Sri Lanka’s south west coast is a succession of idyllic beaches, waterfront cafes, languid mangroves and languid-er days that melt into star-studded, breezy nights.     ___________  . If you liked this, check out: Australia Through My Lens Nepal Through … Continued

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