Whether it was ignorance or naivety, I didn’t know much about Goa before travelling there. My time was split between the north and south of the region, which were for all extensive purposes like chalk and cheese. After a twenty-hour train journey (an experience in itself) I arrived in Calangute, an area known for its beach and lively atmosphere.
For me Brooklyn will always mean one thing – Dan Humphrey lounging around, pining over Serena van der Woodsen, surrounded by incredibly well-dressed and creative friends. It seemed like the idyllic antidote to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, while still being close enough to the action, and I couldn’t wait to get out and explore it. My journey started in Midtown when I … Read More Navigating New York: Brooklyn and Williamsburg
#1 Don’t always trust weather apps You’re promised two very sunny days and spend one of them regretting not having brought a warm, hooded jacket with you. For whatever reason Barcelona calls you, the truth is that there’s still plenty of things to do in this big, beautiful city, even if time and money is limited, come rain or come shine.
I’m usually more concerned with talking about what I do and its benefits, rather than commenting on what others offer. But at the moment I’m looking on with some dismay as to what the general ‘yoga scene’ offers. I feel I have to comment, as it could of course also be shaping the perception of what people think I offer, since it’s all yoga, … Read More Yoga: A state of being (and it’s for everyone)
The sheer wonder of being able to sit there and paint, whatever you’re painting, and being inspired by your subject and, of course, portray it as best as you can. Acquaintances, like this one, are hard to find. If you’d ever met Valerie Wright, you would know.
London has gangsters; Malta has cats. They hang about in clumps, staring, and their eyes glow in the dark, waiting for you to look at them wrong. There is a ton of them where there was once a train station in Birkirkara (spelled wrong – you’ll notice. I thought this was the Brit colonials being pricks again, as they were when re-naming the streets … Read More Secret Malta: Train Station to Nowhere
With it recently being Valentines season and matters of the heart being a little more at the forefront, it seems an apt time to share these thoughts…. Every now and again I am asked to comment on how technology has influenced our behaviour as human beings. I’ve written the following blog specifically related to online dating and dating apps, but the dynamic of how … Read More Time to put the phone down (and get real about dating again?)
“When the CBC video on my art went viral, there were some people on Facebook who thought I was a demon.” It’s clear to see that his growing popularity hasn’t gone to his head.
When you tell someone you are travelling to India, more often than not you are met with concern instead of excitement. As a young female traveller I certainly found this to be the case. ‘Aren’t you afraid?’ people kept asking, and to be honest I was. I believed all the bad things that happened on the news would happen to me.
As a tourist, Midtown New York is the promise land of iconic buildings. You find yourself in amongst the distinctive skyline that is plastered across every hoodie, mug, t-shirt in the vicinity. There’s a lot to see, but luckily Manhattan is a deceptively small island for how big of a reputation it has.