india, rishikesh

Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti

I arrived in Rishikesh in a similar way as I had other Indian destinations; tired and achey after a long car journey! I didn't have too much time to spend in Rishikesh but I just about had enough time to soak up the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. As it is such a small place, it doesn't… Continue reading Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti

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Amritsar & the Golden Temple

If you've heard of Amritsar, it's probably because of this place... The beautiful Golden Temple; an oasis of calm in a flurried city . Around 30 million pilgrims visit the temple each year and yet astonishingly it is still has an aura of peacefulness. We arrived in Amritsar, as always, after a long car journey. As… Continue reading Amritsar & the Golden Temple

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Shimla – Queen of the Hills

Whilst working in India as part of the LRTT project (read more about this here), we were fortunate enough to enjoy a long bank holiday weekend away from the city heat in the beautiful hill station, Shimla. Early on Saturday morning, we headed north on the winding journey up to the Himalayas. Head of the former British… Continue reading Shimla – Queen of the Hills

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My Indian LRTT fellowship

On the 31st July 2016, 24 British teachers arrived in Delhi airport as strangers. Over three weeks in a remote part of India we shared anecdotes from our days at school, collaborated on ideas for conferences and over shared one too many tales of ‘Delhi bellies’. We then spent a week travelling across the country… Continue reading My Indian LRTT fellowship