Traveletting

Kerala: death by chocolate and mosquitos

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Today was meant to be totally relaxing. My only plan was not to have any plans, apart from maybe trying the much-raved about cake called death of chocolate in my new favorite Kerala hangout - an adorably decorated cafe/sanctuary called Teapot. Since in India things almost always contrary to what you hoped it was no different today. At 4am I realised m[...]

Planes, busses, trains, cars - getting around in India

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First of all, I am full of shit. I was actually thinking I'd come to India like a second Crocodile Dundee where no snake bites, no robbers, no infectious diseases could tame my sense for adventure. I thought I would come here and if I had to, I would walk all the way to Darjeeling with a detour to Calcutta's house of charity, originally founded by Mother The[...]

To Do List for India

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Monday morning. It's august 3rd. In 19 hours I will board the plane that is to take me to India and although I'm able to write up these lines in a calm and composed manner I'm actually panicking. I am freaking out. It's the last day of getting things done and I have an endless list of stuff I need to do.Ii'm still pretty new to the whole "having a career thi[...]

How Not to Look Like a Tourist

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Dear travelettes, I'd like to address a very serious issue. So serious, in fact, that it could decide over whether or not you have your wallet stolen, pay double for a cute new blouse or even become abducted and shot in the head. Ladies. I am not being dramatic, just realistic. I am talking about the immense disadvantages--no, risks!--that come with dress[...]

Chick Lit: Must-Reads for India

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I never have much time to read, which is unfortunate as I actually really like clouding my mind with romantic trashy novels about true love and unrealistic drama. One of the best parts of backpacking is that you spend so much time in trains, buses and planes that there is never a shortage of opportunity to finish all the chick lit your brain can handle. Mos[...]

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