India Stories

The Festival of Light

November 29, 2015

‘Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.’…

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Stories Vietnam

Hanoi’s Midnight City

October 26, 2015

It’s 3:30am and the old city is silent and still. At this hour, the streets were empty. In Saigon, music would pump from each hostel bar, but the midnight curfew in Hanoi forces all night life to take place behind locked doors, out of view from the police, and so the city felt like a ghost town. I passed the Pho stalls and clothing markets which by day buzz with the energy I had come to love about this city,…

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Morocco Stories

Chefchaouen: The Town they Painted Blue

August 29, 2015

The early morning sun beams bright over the town of Chefchaouen, as we approach from the windy roads below. It has taken me over 15 hours to get here, from Essaouira where I left the ocean to return to the red city of Marrakesh, then onto a night train, which winds through Morocco’s deserts and along the west coast where I curl up on a two person leather seat and attempt to find sleep. When we reach the base of the…

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Hong Kong Stories

Hong Kong is Crying

July 5, 2015

I was in Hong Kong for 18 days and it rained for almost all of them. I stayed at an over-priced backpackers hostel behind Times Square, an area filled with flashing lights and back street eateries. I have memories of leaving my hostel in the middle of the night, after failed attempts to find an open karaoke joint, and dancing in the rain through the empty streets and crowded lights.…

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