As a female travelling to India, it’s essential to have your wits about you. While rape articles feature in newspapers daily, what’s more commonly experienced by tourists is sexual harassment i.e. stray hands, men getting too close, being stared at, or men masturbating in public.
I’ve never been so in awe of a place as I was with Himachal Pradesh (past Manali), Ladakh, and Kashmir. The mountains and beauty of this land are breathtaking. The sheer scale is like nothing I’ve seen before, and I’ve travelled the world. It’s grander than Yosemite, more picturesque than New Zealand, and more enchanting […]
Muslims, and in the past the Mughals rulers of India, are the kings of cooking flavourful meat in India. No one does it better. They’re famous for barbequed meat, rich meaty flavoured curries, and in Kashmir, Wazwan (a traditional 12-course meat extravaganza). If you love meat, especially red meat, read on (unfortunately, you won’t find […]
Food in Ladakh is heavily influenced by Tibetan cuisine. Hence many of the top dishes here being Tibetan. Nevertheless, if you manage to make it to one of the most beautiful and remotest places on earth, make sure to try these delicious Ladakhi foods!
The bottom line on the Royal Enfield Himalayan is it’s a good entry-level adventure bike for off-road and an average bike for on-road. If you’re living outside of India, for a little extra, you’re much better off with the tried and tested Kawasaki KLE 650 (the fact that the U.S. Military have been using it […]
After the rape of a local woman in Gurugram (previously Gurgaon, near Delhi) last week I think it’s important to remind travellers that hitchhiking in India is not advisable.
Despite popular belief, beef dishes are available in India. But maybe not for much longer. 24 of the 29 states in India have various regulations around the slaughter or sale of cows and their meat. But as of 26 May 2017, the Narendra Modi-led BJP Government have tried to bring all states in line by imposing […]
Renting a bike in India is, without a doubt, the most adventurous way to enjoy India. I always feel so free on a motorcycle cruising the wild Indian motorways with mountains, desert, farms, or forest on either side. A motorcycle road trip is a must-do experience in India. I realised early on that if I was […]
I always travel light. Travelling with excess baggage is a pain at the best of times, but overloading your bike with heavy bags takes away from the pleasure of riding altogether. I like to keep my bike as light as possible, so I don’t have to compromise on it’s handling and power. I want to enjoy the […]
Ladakh is the land before time. It’s the beautiful, rugged, untouched region in the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It’s a part of Indian not frequented by foreigners probably due to the road passes to Ladakh only being open in the tourist off-season when they’re not frozen shut (June – September). The major […]