11 of the most luxurious places to stay in Kerala

One of the things that amazed me about Kerala was how well they did luxury. Often tucked away from the public past the dirt tracks and in forests; the resorts all had their own personalities. It’s no wonder that so many celebrities graced these gems dotted around Kerala’s landscape. Throughout the trip, we were honestly [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Blog, India|14 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: “Give me your best price, Ish”

I walked along the dusty paths at the Uday Samudra Resort in Trivandrum. It was like two separate worlds. One that held the rich glamour of the wealthy and the other, a more normal and quieter life. My “foreigner” look was obvious, for not only was I clutching a clunky camera, but I was wearing shorts [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Blog, India, Tales from Abroad|18 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Munnar – “If there is a heaven on earth, then this is it”

I was worried when I heard the word “hike” but with the promises of a view that would take my breath away, I was sold. After all, I was in Munnar one of the most beautiful places on earth, how could I say “no” to more beauty? We had escaped to the highlands of Kerala, [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog, India|22 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: The smiles of India

Heavily moustached and with a frown on his face, the Indian man read the text on the side of the bus. "29 nationalities" "30 bloggers" "Trip of a Lifetime" "#KeralaBlogExpress" and each country making a banner around the top - it's a lot to take in at a glance. From the window seat, I watched [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog, India|19 Comments

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Welcome to India!

The heat hit me like a slushie to the face. It was stifling hot and I was tired, jet lagged and instantly sticky. My linen shirt did Trojan work at combating the heat and as I waited for my bag at arrivals, I was glad I had chosen it for the flight. I was finally [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Blog, India|5 Comments

How to Apply for an Indian Visa from Ireland

Thinking of heading to India on holidays? Looks like you’re going to need an Indian Visa for the journey. Below is my experience of applying for one here in Ireland. To date, I’ve found visa applications ridiculously tedious and I long await the day when they’re straightforward! But I digress. To apply for an Indian [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog, India|14 Comments