That time we fell for a scam in India

So here’s something I’ve never told you: most of our trip to India was a scam. James and I spent a month in India in early 2015; a wonderful month in which we saw beautiful places, met local people, overcame an inevitable bout of culture shock, and realised we could probably live […]

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Four Must-Do’s in Delhi 

The Indian Capital Firmly on the tourist trail of Rajasthan, and a third component of the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, visitors usually stay in Delhi for a brief few days (guilty) before travelling on to their next destination. There is just so much to the Indian capital […]

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 Spin the Windrose is One!

Yep, hard to believe that I clicked ‘Create a new blog’ a whole year ago. Where has the time gone?! It’s been a bit of a mish-mash year for the blog, and for James and I really. I was largely inactive on Spin the Windrose from September to March, mainly […]

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How to Spend a Day in Amritsar, India

Amritsar is a vibrant city located in Punjab, North Western India. With a name that means “Holy Pool of Nectar”, Amritsar is home to the most important place of worship in Sikhism, the Golden Temple.   The stunning Golden Temple, Amritsar Arriving in Amritsar after a 10+ hour journey on […]

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7 reasons you should visit Shimla

The capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is popular with Indian holidaymakers but less so with foreign tourists. With average temperatures reaching highs of 35 degrees between May and August, it is a welcome escape from the scorching temperatures of Indian summer in southern parts of the […]

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Why I fell in love with Goa

In February, James and I spent 10 days in Southern Goa in the region of Canacona. Stepping off the sleeper train after a 43-hour journey from Delhi, we were tired, hot, and thoroughly looking forward to relaxing in the sun. I absolutely fell in love with Goa – here’s why. […]

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