India, India, India.… It can be intimidating, but it can also be so inviting. Here is an example of the friendly India I love and will go back to time and again… my latest video showing a week-long tour through Maharashtra, aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train.
Named after the Deccan Plain that it crosses, the tour starts in Mumbai, takes in World Heritage sites like Ajanta and Ellora (which are right up there with – and probably a darn sight better than – the Taj Mahal and others) as well as visiting Goa and a host of other items.
Today I’m sharing photographs of London from the Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton, near London’s Tower Bridge. I popped back the morning after a Traverse event last year to reclaim my forgotten jacket (which now resides in Edinburgh after being forgotten there too) and got some great panoramas of London from the rooftop bar.
If there’s one thing I can say about London, it’s that it looks pretty in the sunshine.…
Planning a weekend city break or looking for cheap places to stay near central London?
Everyone seems to think of AirBnB, but lots of other accommodation booking sites go under the radar. An alternative for the next time you book accommodation is the site Housetrip. With a similar format to AirBnB, owners and agents list properties on the site for you to get in touch and rent out their place.…
While I’m travelling the world, I like to ask inspirational people for their thoughts and opinions in a series of posts called ‘Monday Meetings’. The latest Monday Meeting is a great interview with innovator and entrepreneur Naren Shaam – founder and CEO of travel startup GoEuro…, a ‘travel search engine’ that is designed to make Euro trip planning easier and more transparent.
Happy Australia Day – Everything You Need To Know About Australia, From Someone Who’s Never Been (Yet)
Today marks the day that a fleet of British ships arrived to Sydney Cove in New South Wales, and it’s 226 years since the Flag of Great Britain was raised to proclaim British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.
The name Australia Day… has evolved over time, and so have the meaning of it’s celebrations.
“In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.”
Tourism Australia describe it succintly as
“a day for Australians to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.”
So what is being Australian all about?