Top Twelve Tips for the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal – top 12 tips to make your visit awesome!

The Taj Mahal is on most people’s travel bucket list. The iconic testament to love, it was built in the 17th Century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The stunning intricately carved white marble monument rightly deserves its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As…

Top 7 Photo Tips for Taj Mahal

Top 7 Photography Tips for the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most photographed monuments in the world. With its stunning ivory-white marble domes, minarets and intricate details it is a photographers dream! Built in the 17th Century to house the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the favourite wife of Shah Jahan, it stands on the banks of the Yamuna river…

Juggernaut South India Thaal

Review: Juggernaut, South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in Delhi

Juggernaut – South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in Delhi Sometimes when you ask for restaurant recommendations when you are travelling you are pointed in the direction of overpriced “authentic” restaurants which turn out to be tourist traps, but every so often you come across an absolute gem and Juggernaut in Kailash Colony Market, Delhi is one…

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Our Travel Plans – 2018

I know it is already the middle of March, and maybe a bit late to start writing about our travel plans for 2018, but our plans have been in a bit of flux for this year. The Year So Far: Early January: France I was finishing off a house-sit in Callas in the South of…

Lanai Cottage Room in NusaBay Menjangan

Chilling out at NusaBay Menjangan

NusaBay Menjangan is one of those delightful places you come across and you want to tell everyone about, but then hesitate as you also want to keep it to yourself. The resort is only accessible by boat, there are no cars and the only scooters are used by the park rangers, so it is uber-quiet,…

Galungan dan Kuningan

Today, the 1st of November 2017 is the first day of Galungan in Bali. A tradition when the Balinese start the 10 day process of giving gratitude to their ancestors. The Galungan is the day that the ancestors come to visit and they are welcomed with elaborate offerings and prayers. The ancestors stay for 10 days…

rice fields in Bali

When is the best time to visit Bali?

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “When is a good time to go to Bali?” Personally, I would say anytime is good in Bali, but I don’t mind the sun or the rain, either is beautiful to me. Bali lies just south of the equator and has a tropical climate with…

10 things to do in the North of Bali | The Silver Nomad

10 things to do in the North of Bali

Bali has it all – lush tropical forests, stunning beaches, mountains and a volcano or three to climb, sunshine most of the year, a diverse and rich culture – no wonder it is called ‘The Island of the Gods’. An enchanting island to relax and unwind. Whilst most tourists head for Kuta, Sanur or Ubud…