Destination of the Month – Varanasi, India

Last Sunday of the Month, and that means it’s time for – ‘Destination of the Month!’ Yessir, today I am taking you to the holy city, where the Ganges flows (barely, as it’s full of effluent! 😊) and the pilgrims flock in India, a few hours from the Nepalese border, that’s the city known as …

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Roxy heads to incredible Ladakh

Ladakh and this part of India, the always controversial and disputed Jammu and Kashmir, have been in the news this year for mostly the wrong reasons with troops firing at each other from the Indian and Chinese sides of the border and general unrest. But there's no doubt that at the same time there is some special and peaceful about this part of the world. Roxy continues her incredible round the world by bike trip in this breathtaking region!

Touts, Hassle and Hustlers – Dealing with travel’s ‘Sticky Moments’

We all know that travel comes with some challenges sometimes, sometimes things just don’t run smoothly, you forget things, you miss a connection, you get sick at the wrong time. All of these are hassles, but two hassles that you KNOW you will encounter when you go to certain places – for example Morocco, India, Egypt, parts of SE Asia for example, are touts and hustlers. How do you spot one before it's too late, and how should you deal with the situation? I examine these two questions.