This is a blog about trains. But every now and then I learn about something I feel I need to bring to the attention of others. It might be something to do with politics, or one of my other interests, not for profits. Then it might just pop up here.
I made some calculations recently to see if being on a perpetual package holiday would cost less than living in London. I was surprised to find that it actually might. As a freelance writer, the cost of living in London is just too high when you’re starting out.
There comes a time in the life of every freelancer living in London when they question if it’s worth it. (Living in London that is, not living in general). Some of them run away to India to find out, some move home, some both.
One of my interests outside of travel, is the world of not for profits. I've connected with quite a few people working in this world, following some not for profit work I did. These wonderful people introduced my to the concept of Bar Camps.
While some people go in for the corporate doesn’t mean anything anyway line on Valentine’s Day it is still a day when other people’s love lives and your own are uncomfortably thrown into the spotlight. So why not ditch it and go and celebrate someone else’s wedding in India?
Every now and then we stay in places that help us out. The people who work there take us in and allow us to really experience the place. It's something I hope will happen more and more in the future.
Women have to be careful in Delhi. I love Delhi and hope you will too. There are plenty of very friendly intelligent people here. But there are also some nasty bastards, so using common sense when it comes to travelling at night is a good idea.
The British persuaded people in India to grow and drink tea in the 50s. They didn’t want China to have a monopoly on the growing and exporting of tea. Today, masala chai tastes great. Here’s how you make Indian tea, it won’t taste as good but still worth it.