Nowhere else in India will you be able to find such a mix than in Kochi. There were amazing fishing nets from China, which I got involved in. The fishermen called me over from the distance and next thing I know, I’m pulling on thick rope along with 5 other men. The net is fully pulled up and the two men run to see what has been caught. The excitement is unbearable that I fling off my flip flops and run across the thin plank of wood as the sea splashes beneath me. I was so delighted to find that Read more [...]


Ooty is a beautiful town situated at the top of the mountains. It was strange to have to wear a hoodie during the evening and blankets at night due to the colder temperatures. Not something I expected to have to do given that I was in India, and especially in the South at the hottest time of the year. What I found particularly peculiar was that in the middle of these huge, high-up mountains was a massive lake. The only mountain I had ever been up I had to ski back down, so as pathetic as it sounds, Read more [...]

Mysore. Yoursore.

This particular hostel which I wished to stay at had a strict check in time of 10am which meant that I had to sit directly outside the room full of empty beds for over 3 ½ hours before I was actually able to place my belongings beside my chosen bed and explore the town. I met a guy, David who was willing to take me around the town in his tuk tuk for an extremely cheap price and so I couldn’t say no. he was such a lovely guy that I spent most of the day going to shops to ‘look around’ just Read more [...]


Arriving in Udupi, I felt even worse than I did in Goa. I was unable to work out exactly what was wrong with me but putting it as short and sweet as possible, my body disagreed with everything I ate, and I had little to no energy, headaches, body aches and stomach cramps. Not the most pleasant separately let alone as a combination. The only reason to visit Udupi was to see the temple. I spent a whole day in bed literally unable to move. Thankful that I was sharing accommodation with another, he Read more [...]

Yaba Daba Doo

Arriving in Hampi was like going back in time to the stone ages. With boulders filling the small town it was like nothing I have ever seen before. The amount and sizes of rocks which were scattered throughout made me constantly question ‘How the hell this they end up like this? Where did they all come from? How did this happen?’. There were places where rocks were just casually staked upon each other which makes it look like the slight push of the finger could send the top one tumbling down. Read more [...]

Head to Happy Hampi

The ticket to Hampi had to be booked in advance because quite frankly otherwise, I would not have been able to leave Goa. The place was like heaven and hell in one. It’s horribly amazing and beautifully disgusting but so difficult to actually get away from. The day I am to leave Goa, I am feeling as ill as I possibly could. Throughout the night I had a horrid fever giving me shivers as I layer on clothes, blankets and my bath towel just to be fully aware that even though I feel so cold, I am Read more [...]

Indian’s Strongest Man

On many occasions us four would walk past a guy on our walk to the beach. He claimed that he was the strongest man in all of India and was even in the Guinness Book of Records. One VERY drunken night, three of us were on our way to Curlies (my least favourite of the bars) after a few classic and very strong games of Ring of Fire. (No surprise there then!) 2 minutes on our way we found him at silly o’clock in the morning and we decided that we had the best idea to see how much he could actually Read more [...]

Crawling across tables

One particular night which commenced with my current Goa crew (I use this term very loosely) Daniel (English), Joshy (English) and Dan (Ozzie) and so plenty of Old Monk rum and Rumanoth vodka were on the table along with the classic game of Ring of Fire. For the past 4 nights we had started each night the same way including anyone we could find. Because the elections in Goa were on, there was a week of dry days (where nowhere would sell any alcohol). Luckily I had a beautiful stash of Old Monk Read more [...]

Okay, so Goa wasn’t all bad…

I did hire a moped for over a week. Originally it was so that I could go on various road trips with others on a search to find better beaches and another occasion to visit Old Goa.  This was more beautiful than I could have imagined it to be. It definitely balanced out the boozy side. We saw magnificent churches and the ruins of what was once the biggest church in the whole of India. To try to imagine the size before its destruction was impossible. You wouldn’t believe how huge it was just by Read more [...]

Love and Sex

It’s funny because when I was young and naïve (more so than now), I used to believe that love and sex were two completely separate things. Love was something in fairy tales which made lights twinkle upon every magical kiss. Your right foot would lift up towards your backside and it would be the most perfect feeling in the world. Sex, to me at the time, was a thing which adults did just for the sake of doing it and sharing the details with friends like the next step after kissing behind the bike Read more [...]