“Here,” he said, pushing four flowers into my mehndi hands and clasping them shut, “go down and put these into the lake. Say a prayer whilst you do it.” And with a smile, this young gentleman, who left as suddenly … Continue reading Brahmin on the Lake
Cows in India are a thing. They are everywhere. What’s that sticking it’s ass out of a doorway? Ah, it’s a cow. What’s that nudging my leg and leaving a lovely, large bruise the next day? Ah, it’s another cow. What’s … Continue reading The Cows of Rajasthan
When I first arrived in Jodhpur, I asked myself ‘where the hell are all the blue buildings?’ In all of the images I saw online and in magazines, I saw blue. Blue, blue, blue and blue. Fashion designers and stylists … Continue reading (Not so) Blue in the Blue City
Okay, so this post is going to be a bit… different to the way I tend to blog. Whilst I usually write longer, more dawdling pieces, I have tried to attempt a more ‘story-like’ piece dedicated to the woman who encouraged me … Continue reading A Boy in the Desert
After a fortnight in the chaotic, muddled city of Jodhpur I (finally -because India can be tiring) had the opportunity to get away from it all by spending a weekend in the calm oasis known as Setrawa. Located in the Thar desert, … Continue reading A Desert Trip to Setrawa, Rajasthan
Today marks a week since I arrived in Jodhpur, India. Originally I wanted to post a weekly ’round-up’ showcasing what activities I’ve been up to day-by-day, but speaking crying to my Mum back in England on Monday made me realise … Continue reading On Living a Dream
If it wasn’t for my boyfriend I wouldn’t have anything ready for my upcoming trip to Rajasthan, India. I’m leaving in four days and apart from an order from ASOS that included linen tops and trainers, I’ve been woefully underprepared. … Continue reading Help, I’ve Got Pre-Travel Anxiety!