Benji Update – 27 April 2012

Haven’t blogged much about nephew #2, thought I’d share a few photographs I helped my sister take this week of the lil fella. He is wearing his papa’s shirt, and every year we will take a photo of him in […]

[India] A walk through Kolakham Village

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[India] Neora Valley Eco Huts Kolakham

The Neora Valley Eco Huts are the wooden lodges/log houses available at the Kolakham Village. There are other accommodation options available such as the jungle camp and home stays. The log house that I stayed in was completely made of […]

[India] Keeping warm in Kolakham

[India] Kolkata – Bagdogra – Siliguri – Neora Valley

We left the Swissotel Kolkata at 9am to catch our Jet lite domestic flight to Bagdogra. [mappress mapid=”48″] Bagdogra is a small town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is surrounded by tea gardens.The Bagdogra Airport is […]

[India] Missionaries of Charity Kolkata

Lots can be said about Mother Teresa, her work and her charities. Googling her name or her missionaries will return you uplifting as well as disturbing stories, which I have a difficulty deciding on what’s true or erroneously dramatized. Whatever […]

Lana Del Rey – Video Games (John Mayer Cover)

This makes my hair stand… in a good way. Thanks HS for the recommendation! [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&show_artwork=false&color=ffe800″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

[India] Elgin Mount Pandim – Pelling Hotel

The Elgin Mount Pandim is a heritage hotel set on eight acres of virgin forest and gardens. It’s first owners were the royal family of Sikkim. It’s just a a short walk to the 300-year old Pemayangtse monastery. Each of […]

[India] Swissotel Kolkata

Arriving in the afternoon in Calcutta (Kolkata) with a connecting flight the next morning, we had time to do a bit of sightseeing. Conveniently located 20mins or less from the airport, we checked ourselves in to the new Swissotel Kolkata. […]

[India] Snippets of Kolkata

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