Kerala: Time outing 

Day 7- toast The day began with sticky banana, french toast and curry. It was nothing but colourful. I also answered the waiter with’pardon’ five times, before we both agreed it was better that we didn’t try to understand what each other were saying. We had a long journey today, four hours in our wacky…

Kerala: Trekking

Day 3- tea Today was a test day for us trekkers. But, gosh, this trek was like a holiday, compared to the wilds of the Sahara and the wet of Costa Rica. I wasn’t sure how fit I was though, and my trekking kit didn’t fit anymore. I wasn’t feeling very fit either. Although I…

Kerala: Touristing 

Day 1- travel I made my way to the airport in my Italian Uno Qlo duvet coat with my giant kitbag weighing down my shoulder. Ipswich had never seen such a sight. And I wondered if everyone on the tube was wondering where this exotic traveller was heading to.  Once I got to the terminal,…

18 things about India 

With Indians, the very smallest things cause chaos and head waggling. After puzzling for five minutes, I still had no idea how to use the showering device provided in the toilet. Indians like taping things up. Breakfast is cold curry. India is the only place that you might hear a pneumatic drill at night. Cauliflower…

The final 18 things about China!

  China sometimes smells like my Nana’s old cupboards The motorways are like the wacky races. Premium class on a plane means you get a face towel. Escort is a new Ford model in China. Chinese couples can be quite clingy and often wear matching clothes. If you want to shame an overcharging taxi driver,…