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Bajan Booty

Bajan house

Ahhhhh the Caribbean.
I’ve travelled a bit and seen quite a few beaches, but the Caribbean’s idea of ‘Paradise Beach’ I’m pretty sure is on top. White sand, see-straight-to-the-bottom calm turquoise waters and – take note Asia – rubbish free coastlines.

Don’t get me wrong I will always look back fondly on my time on the coast in Kerala, India, and how I would happily just bob about in the brown sea with various plastic containers, shoes and once even a dead dog for company. Continue Reading →

Visit to the V spa

watermelon vagina

“Do you have any idea how distracting ‘Vagina Spa’ is as a phrase?”

Said my friend Anthony when I was telling him what my next article was going to be about. Apologies to the lucky friends who I have discussed this with, it was a bit like a weird lead up to Christmas for me, but to be honest it was so wild and mysterious that I had to share the anticipation with someone, and now I am frivolous enough to share it with the whole world apparently. Continue Reading →

Do’s and Don’ts of getting over a break-up.

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Do’s and Don’ts of getting over a break-up (by a professional – me)

This is a bit of a wild fire post, and one I’ve thought about writing for a really long time and finally got round to. You could say it’s been years of heartbreak in the making, but now it is finally here in all it’s blood-spilled salty-pillowed glamour. Continue Reading →

That Gypsy Lyf

There’s a breath of something new in the crowded Canggu café air.
Bonjour and welcome Gypsy Bali!

Another café! you sarcastically cheer, yep, well this ones a little different, with a little more personality and a little more diversity on its short and fresh menu. Continue Reading →

Café Cruising in Canggu

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Here I am in Canggu, Bali.

Let’s get this out of the way quickly, why is everyone in Canggu so impossibly good looking? Is it the Kombucha juice? The sunset Bintangs? The gold facials?

If there was a town or village that had managed to coin the phrase ‘casually coiffed’ it’s Canggu. Continue Reading →

Working in the red light district, Kolkata.

Kalighat red light district

Telling my dad that I was going to work in the red light district of Kolkata was one of the more interesting and tense conversations I’ve had with him in my not too long adult life.

Of course I’m going on to say that the work I am doing here in Kolkata doesn’t involve me selling my body, but it does very much involve prostitution. And the fortunate yet unfortunate thing about that is, I have had the right to choose what I do with my body, because, after all, it is mine. The women I have come in contact with during my stay here, haven’t been so ‘fortunate’. Continue Reading →

A day off in Thiruvanthapuram… yeah never mind

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The nearest city to where I’m living at Soul & Surf in Varkala, Kerala, is Thiruvanthapuram. Confusing westerners with the pronunciation since BC.

Thiruvanthapuram (let’s go with TRV) is the largest city in Kerala, referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the “evergreen city of India” (which I’m not too sure about) and is where most of us fly into when visiting deep southern Kerala in India. Continue Reading →

Am I the only person who went to India and got fat?

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I’m back in Varkala and it’s been a crazyyyyy few weeks. Fresh after the monsoon, in fact it’s been raining along with the most OTT thunder storms every day. The horizon and the sea blurs together as the storm marches over the water and fifteen minutes later, the heavens open. The thunder is so loud I keep having to check if I’ve been shot or not. Continue Reading →

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I thought about you on the hospital bed. They wanted to take off the bandage. My hand stung as I held it out into the light… Continue Reading →

It’s Soooo Hotttttt

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What else could possibly be the title for my latest post than this? It has reached the mid – high 30’s and yesterday I challenged myself to go the whole day without saying ‘It’s sooo hottt’.. and lasted until 11am.

Festival season is in full swing here and it isn’t unusual to come out of the house and have to stop and wait 30 minutes for a series of jazzed up elephants to pass by, snacking on bananas and jack fruit handed to them by the neighbours. Continue Reading →