Beach hopping in Goa

By | June 11th, 2012|India|

My time spent beach hopping in Goa was most definitely my favourite period of time spent in India. Sometimes even the best laid plans dont go accordingly.  When I booked myself onto a volunteer project in India teaching sports back in 2007 I thought i'd be running around kicking balls non stop in the sweltering [...]

Madurai in pictures

By | May 24th, 2012|India|

When I first touched down in Madurai, back in 2005, it was safe to say I wasnt overly impressed.  Thats not a reflection on Maduari itself, but the volunteer project i'd signed up to do was a definate slow burner.  I'd just come from Sri Lanka where i'd had the most amazing 6 weeks coaching [...]

Volunteering – is it worth the money?

By | June 1st, 2011|India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Travel, Volunteering|

Volunteering can be quite expensive, it looks great on your CV and promises to get you as close to living in a local community as possible, but prices can sometimes reach into the thousand’s, add to that  the costs of your flights,  travel equipment and insurance and it can all seem very pricey.  But is [...]

India Pt3 – Goa, Bangalore, Kanyakamari, and Start Trek

By | November 15th, 2006|India, Travel, Travel Diary|

Hello all, been a while since I’ve written one of these. Think the last one was just after I’d had my military haircut which, you’ll be glad to know has thankfully grown out a bit and is now considered legal. Ok so three weeks to enlighten you on. Prior warning: This could be an essay!! [...]

India Pt2 – Continued Coaching Frustrations and Pondicherry

By | October 25th, 2006|India, Travel|

Evening all, Right into my second week in India and truthfully i dont know whether i should laugh or cry. The stats look something like this ... Days in India: 11 Days Coached: 0 Piss take factor: HIGH ... this should soon change as i'm promised i'll start coaching tomorrow Number of times drunk: 0 [...]

India Pt1 – Madurai and its lack of football coaching

By | October 18th, 2006|India, Travel|

Evening all!  How are we? Well i am now in India ... Madurai to be exact, its in the south for those of you scanning a map at present desperately trying to find it. Got here late on Sunday after a killer day, one which i would not wish on anyone and would never like [...]