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Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

We overstayed Panama roughly with 30 days. It was an interesting time period with lots of sweat and nerves, filled with paperwork and uncertainty. With all that there was plenty to lay the camera lens on, actually more than I expected. Panama is a beautiful country,...
Groeten uit Kirgizië

Groeten uit Kirgizië

Hallo! Een kort berichtje om te laten weten dat alles goed is! We zijn in Bishkek, de hoofdstad van Kirgizië. We zijn hier vorige week aangekomen vanuit China, na een geweldige tijd in het hectische India en het gastvrije Pakistan. Ons tentje staat nu in de tuin van...

Fellow Overlanders

This was another unexpected publish from the L.I.F.E (Litle Indian Family of Explorers) our companions and friends through the Nepal earthquake. We met the Baid Family on line while we were trying to organise our China crossing. A crazy dream that Anad  (the...
Georgetown

Georgetown

Mention Georgetown or Penang to anyone in Malaysia, the reply is always the same: “Ahh good food”. Surprisingly enough, with a response like that, it was firmly on our radar as somewhere to visit.  Along with Malacca and Singapore, Georgetown was a...
Tuk-Tuk to the Streets

Tuk-Tuk to the Streets

Auto rickshaws, tuk-tuks or simply just ‘autos’ are everywhere in India! It’s not known how many there are but in some towns and cities the number is seemingly so disproportionate to the amount of customers that the rickshaw stands are often...
Going Down The Spiritual Road

Going Down The Spiritual Road

​India is a spiritually diverse country with 6 separate religions vying for the high percentages: by far though Hinduism has the majority share with 80% of the population being practicing Hindus. Hinduism is an incredibly complex religion of which I’m...
Auroville

Auroville

Emma: Do you want to go to Auroville?Me: Sounds like a Lars von Trier movie! On reflection after visiting Auroville and digging a little deeper it seems my nerdy film director remark was not too far from the truth. The idiosyncrasies of life in the microcosm of...
Fiji

Fiji

1-2005 Fiji, just the name makes your mind start travelling. In 2005 I was just a three-hour flight away, so I had to get on that flight. Fiji is a huge group country of tiny islands with some of the smaller ones only kilometre long and 500 metres wide. The two...
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

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

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 

​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...