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.
The single most beautiful view of Valletta is either a 15-minute bus ride, 6-minute boat trip (or 40-minute swim if the pulizija don’t get you first) across from it on the mysterious island of Manoel Fort. I came here with a friend, ostensibly for a smoke but which instead ended up with us talking about how nice seawater smells.