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: 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

Your vote is needed: Help me get to Kerala!

Kerala Blog Express is an initiative by Kerala Tourism that offers travel bloggers an opportunity to take part in a two-week road trip through north and south Kerala in India. On a whim and tipped off by Breifne Earley in the Irish Bloggers group, I decided to put my name forward for this, thinking nothing [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Blog|4 Comments