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Impressions of India Part 2 – A Brief Stopover in Bangalore

Impressions of India Part 2 – A Brief Stopover in Bangalore

In Part 1, we ‘met’ my former colleague David Bader on his first visit to India. As we join David on days 3 and 4 of his visit, we find him surviving on little sleep, but thoroughly enjoying the food – no surprises there. He’s due to fly south for a brief visit to Bangalore. What will he encounter on the next stage of his fam trip? Here’s the second instalment of ‘Impressions of India’.

The East Side Gallery – Berlin’s Cold War Canvas

The East Side Gallery – Berlin’s Cold War Canvas

For a city saturated with graffiti at almost every turn, it’s hard to imagine how any one section of Berlin’s urban art canvasses could stand out.

But here, along a 1.3km riverside stretch at Mühlenstraße, a generation’s hopes, dreams and frustrations lie splattered poignantly across the longest remaining segment of the Berlin Wall.

12 Things to Enjoy in Mojácar in the Early Season

12 Things to Enjoy in Mojácar in the Early Season

I love the south-east of Spain at any time of year, but a recent post by a fellow travel writer struck a chord with me. In it, she mentions the benefits of visiting destinations in the low season, and it reminded me of my time living in Spain’s Almería province…

Folklore in the Netherlands | The Zwarte Piet controversy

Folklore in the Netherlands | The Zwarte Piet controversy

Tonight, in the northern Netherlands, children everywhere (and some adults) are opening gifts in celebration of tomorrow’s Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) Day. This tradition dates back centuries, but in recent times, one little character has been creating a storm….

Impressions of India Part 1 – Discovering Delhi

Impressions of India Part 1 – Discovering Delhi

David Bader is on board a British Airways flight, on a work familiarisation (aka fam) trip to India. Kicking off in Delhi, it’s his first visit to the country. How will this Nordic tourism professional, used to colder climes and smaller populations, find it here? Well, let’s take a look and find out, shall we?!

6 Simple Lessons That Travelling Teaches Us

6 Simple Lessons That Travelling Teaches Us

  A favourite school teacher once told me that ‘you learn more from failure than from success’. I believe that to be true in many contexts, and when it comes to travelling it’s particularly relevant. Last week a very carefully planned but difficult journey ended...

Re-Connecting With Nature: #ShareYourOutdoors

Re-Connecting With Nature: #ShareYourOutdoors

In these times of constant connectivity, many of us are permanently stooped forwards, eyes down poring over texts and tweets – barely looking at what’s in front of us, let alone what’s high in the skies above us. What we are losing connection with, it seems, is Mother...

Highlights of Vibrant Vancouver – A City To Savour

Highlights of Vibrant Vancouver – A City To Savour

Canada’s vastness means it not only has natural wealth in abundance, but some seriously impressive urban charms too. None more so than Vancouver, rightfully deemed one of the best cities in the world in which to live. There’s so much to see and do in this friendly and open city and here are some of my favourite spots that give Vancouver its unique appeal.

Cruising into New Territory – The Norwegian Fjords

Cruising into New Territory – The Norwegian Fjords

It’s not that I have anything against water, but I’ve always been more of an over-lander or fly-driver when it comes to international travel. So tomorrow is going to be a case of in at the deep end (metaphorically speaking, I trust), as I head off on my first cruise...