Passage from India December 14th 2009 I have to confess I was a bit nervous about my 18 hour overnight bus ride from Kathmandu to the Indian border at Kakarvitta. I'd heard that the safety record on overnight buses was poor, but when my friend Ann told me that her sister had just been on a bus on the West Terai which had been ambushed and burnt out by Maoist rebels, it suddenly looked even less appealing! Still, I boarded the bus at 4 ... 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
I work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Sin... full info