Haiku Writing Workshop

A beautiful day spent studying the form of Haiku, through nature and meditation. 10am-4pm. Option to order lunch from the wonderful Gato Nero Cafe nearby and have it in the garden. The venue is the beautiful Macha Yoga Studio on the Florence Road, Bray. Studying the...

Out there with the Nomads

“As a general rule of biology, migratory species are less ‘aggressive’ than sedentary ones. There is one obvious reason why this should be so. The migration itself, like the pilgrimage, is the hard journey: a ‘leveller’ on which the...

Amnye and the Yeti

This is my seasonal Travel blog, about a Tibetan nomad and his encounter with the Yeti.  It’s  fiction, just published in Tales from the Forest Journal and the Bray Arts Journal. Next blog is about the time I spent with nomads in Chang Thang, the pasturelands...
Singing on the Ghats

Singing on the Ghats

Benares. Kashi, the city of Light,  is the old name for this oldest continually inhabited city in the world.  It is as filthy as it is holy and the most prestigious place in all India to die: if you do die here, your soul will go straight to heaven, over the vast...

Darjeeling Dreams

DARJEELING DREAMS I remember spinning through the dripping forests as we climbed into the hills on the rickety bus from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling: I had a thought I had never had before. I thought  how lovely it would be to have a baby and I could see the sweet...

The King and the Apricot Baron

Once upon a time, a Queen told a traveller to send her son, the King a message down the valley. That traveller was me… Spiti Valley: photo by Tej Ram It’s been a while since my last travel blog. Well, I’ve been travelling. But I’m still going...

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