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Forty Eight Hours – a short story from India.

In March 2004 I was 25 years old. With not a care in the world, no particular place to be and zero commitments to speak of, I packed up a rucksack and headed off to India. The future lay sparkling and I thought it would last forever. “Samosa… pakora… vegetable cutlet! Samosa… pakora… vegetable cutlet! […]

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Travel Report: New Delhi.

March 2004. It’s easy to get excited all over again at the mere thought of my arrival in New Delhi over fifteen years ago. I was twenty five years old and at the beginning of my first bout of extended, independent travel. Not that I was actually solo, as I’d agreed to travel with a […]

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Travel Report: Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary – Kerala, India.

April 2004. Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary was one of Kerala’s most respected elephant training centres. Set in and around the Malayattoor Forest Range on the southern banks of The Periyar River, I came here at the tail end of my India travels in 2004 to meet, feed and wash Kodanad’s community of loveable elephants. April 2004. […]

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Travel Report: Jaipur, India.

March 2004. How exactly does one write a travel report when you have precisely eight, crappy, fifteen-year-old photos? Well, you’re about to find out! Allan and I had been so excited about the city of Jaipur. Was it really The Pink City? How would its royal palace, Hawa Mahal, match up against the likes of Delhi’s […]

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