Swinging gently in a hammock watching the Mekong roll towards Cambodia as I write this the two weeks back in November riding through the north east states of India seems a far removed distant memory, not only by time but degrees of change. The ease of travelling and hordes of tourists that South East Asia […]Read more "Faces Of The Seven Sisters"
Crossing back into India things began to change, this was West Bengal, somewhere I’d been before, somewhere I knew I liked and somewhere I hadn’t planned on spending much time. But for the first time this trip the bike was making the decisions, the battery was continuing to run down and at the cross roads […]Read more "Tea And Troubles"
An old man in Rishikesh told me he didn’t have children, this is almost unheard of in India a place of caste based marriage and huge families, now well into his 70’s he took the decision over 50 years ago believing the country was overpopulated. Back then it was around 400million, today 1.29billion. Leaving the […]Read more "I Feel Like A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"
Entering India I was without a plan, slightly earlier than anticipated and just a rough date to reach Myanmar by early December. That meant there was around 10 weeks with no idea of where to go. After a couple of days in Amritsar with Frank and Petra, them describing how Spiti valley is one of […]Read more "Spiti And The Flats"