Kolkata, or is that Calcutta? First impressions of India November 22nd 2008 It was my first time to India and I was flying from Nairobi in Kenya to Mumbai. But on this occasion all I would see of the city was the inside of the airport terminal. A few weeks earlier I'd had a fit of wimpyness, decided that starting in Mumbai would be too much of a culture shock and booked an internal flight straight on. I first travelled on my own 3 or 4 years ago, really out of necessity r ... read more
Asia » India » West Bengal » Kolkata The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
My story so far....
2005: Left the UK and headed to New Zealand, spending a great year working in Wellington and travelling the country - vineyards, trekking , kayaking and more.
2006:When my working holiday visa expired I booked a ticket to Singapore and had an amazing 6 months in Asia - Orangutans in the Borneo rainforests, Tibetan plateaus and the ancient temples of Bagan and Angkor.
2006/07: Out of money but not quite ready to return to the UK I moved to Australia for 9 months or so, living in Sydney, travelling the East Coast and realising my career was n... full info