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Thali Time!

Thali Time!

My hands-down (hands-in!) favourite feed in India was the Thali. These ‘set meals’ were always the best value and represented an assortment of typical, local food of the area, varying enormously between states and regions. Thali’s were always the...
South Indian Breakfasts

South Indian Breakfasts

There is simply no better way to start your day in the South of India than feasting on one of the regions fresh, mouth-watering breakfasts. Roadside, beachside, village, town or city, tiny cafes, restaurants and street stalls churn out simple breakfast staples to a...
Le Corbusier In India

Le Corbusier In India

Not having done much research prior to arriving in Ahmedabad I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the city had four Le Corbusier buildings. With a love of architecture and full of intrigue I had to find out more about why these buildings were here. In...
Kerala Man 

Kerala Man 

​As we travel overland we often notice quirky idiosyncrasies about the world around us. It’s no mystery that India is unlike any other country and respectively our observations here are quite unique.  In Kerala state in particular the Indian...
Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield

About 5 years ago I came across a video on Youtube of an Indian guy hand-painting the gold pinstripes onto the petrol tank of a Royal Enfield motorcycle. In a country where traditional skills often haven’t been mechanised: the skill, craftsmanship and mastery of...
A South Western Indian Odyssey

A South Western Indian Odyssey

No-one forgets their first day in India- a full on sensory onslaught of sights, smells, and sounds with the volume and colour saturation turned up to maximum. Then add extra glitter and bells. Our journey started in Mumbai (our car was to join us later than planned...
Tehran Murals

Tehran Murals

​Tehran is an incredibly vibrant, modern city with L.A-esq elevated highways, an impeccably clean and advert free metro system and a whole host of well-maintained parks and gardens. Throughout the city you can’t help but be astounded at the amount of...
Pearl Palace

Pearl Palace

​The account of the Iranian Royal Family prior, during and after the revolution of 1979 is an interesting one. My interest in the story comes through my love of architecture. I’d previously learnt that Queen Farah Diba Pahlavi had studied architecture...
American Steel in Iran

American Steel in Iran

​During the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Iran and the U.S.A. were chummy bedfellows but in the fickle world of politics, international relationships can turn sour very quickly. Iran’s pre-revolution links with the U.S.A. are, for me, one of the...
Masuleh

Masuleh

The foggy 1000-year old town of Masuleh in the north west of Iran near the Caspian Sea is nestled into a steep mountainside of the Alborz range. Masuleh’s draw is not its clean crisp mountain air but its unique architecture and grey weather. The village climbs...
The Tehran Derby

The Tehran Derby

​The Tehran Derby, FC Persepolis vs. FC Esteghlal, is one of the most infamous in football history. Also known as the Red-Blue Derby it’s certainly something an English supporter can relate to. Being a Manchester City supporter I was slightly pained to...
The Paykan

The Paykan

​The Paykan, which means “arrow” in Farsi, might not be a car model most people in the UK would have heard of, but in Iran where two million of the five million cars on the road are Paykans it is truly deep-seated into popular culture. When we...

The Kindness of Strangers

The days and weeks that followed our robbery in Tehran have been a rollercoaster. The sheer distress and heartache of losing so many of our precious and vital possessions left us with the awful desperate feeling that this might be the end of our trip. We started to...

Robbed in Tehran

Bad times for Bee-bee. Parked in the wrong street at the wrong time in Tehran, thieves smashed our window and stole most of our possessions from inside. We are devastated and heartbroken. Bee-bee is our home and our stuff enables us to travel the way we do. We worked...

View To Iran

We are finally in the Islamic Republic of Iran and embarking on an amazing and unique documentary film project in collaboration with Director Farhad Soleymani and an Iranian TV channel. ‘View to Iran’ will follow our adventures here, aiming to dispel...

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