Earth Day – Doing Our Part for the Planet in 10 Easy Steps

As Earth Day approaches I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of steps to help people live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle through their day to day actions.

A Final (and short) Farewell

The final week has been and gone and it is all over!! Completely surreal and bizarre and I feel somewhere in the middle of elated and sad. This week has been a culmination of exams, final tips and goodbyes.  Exams have gone extremely well which is good news for everyone involved and has really given [...]

10 Things to Do in Rishikesh

Filled with yoga mats, organic cafes, Ayurveda doctors and ashrams on every corner, Rishikesh definitely lives up to its hippy stereotype.  However, this does not detract from the place at all – what you expect is, inevitably, what you get and it is hard not to get caught up in the atmosphere of the place. [...]

Yoga Initiation

Intense, fascinating and mind boggling. These are the three phrases that spring to mind after my first week at Rishikesh Yog Peeth. After a gruelling day of travelling from London Heathrow to Rishikesh (a 9-hour flight, followed by an 8-hour car journey in mainly stand still traffic) a small group of us arrived; smelly, tired [...]

The Golden City

A 30 hour journey saw us from Shimla to Jaisalmer! Yet finally we arrived, safe and sound, albeit a little grumpy, dirty and tired. The Golden City, as it is referred to by locals, is completely stunning and quickly became one of our favourite destinations.  The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, quickly causing us to [...]

The North

Our trekking adventures begin! From Delhi we headed to Shimla.  To get there, we caught a train from Delhi to Kalka and then managed to hop in a shared taxi (450 rupees per person) from there to Shimla.  This was the most hair-raising journey so far. Speeding round corners with sheer drops and overtaking buses [...]