Experiencing a Hindu Wedding

I must point out that I’ve tried to include the most interesting parts of the wedding, and the rituals that I deemed important to talk about. To write about it all that a Hindu wedding entails would be too much, and I can’t remember (or understand) everything that went on… … Read more…

5 Places to See in New Delhi

It’s fair to say that I normally enjoy travelling slowly and that I don’t really like having to fast-track through a city unless I have no choice. During my first visit to India (scarily a couple of years ago now), I had just under 5 months to travel around as … Read more…

Living with Diabetes in Vietnam

It’s true that for a lot of people, living with diabetes can be difficult. It can be frustrating, uncompromising, and even downright depressing. However, no matter how difficult it seems to be in the west, imagine how much more difficult it can be in countries where treatment is expensive, health … Read more…

Diabetes in Vietnam

Well, it’s that time of year again when diabetics of all shapes and sizes decide to do their bit and proclaim what the lifelong inconvenience means to them. Personally, I don’t tend to give it too much thought; I sporadically check my blood sugar and inject accordingly, occasionally causing an … Read more…

Places to Visit in India…

I love India. The atmosphere, the smells, the tastes, the colours; pretty much everything about. Which is why early next year I’ll be returning for a brief period to catch up with friends and do a bit more exploring. Given that I’ve been thinking a lot about it recently, and … Read more…

Romanticising Saigon

Vietnam, like many countries in this part of the world, was once under French colonial rule, being a part of Indochina until the French influence ended during the mid 1950’s after the first Indochina war. During their time in Vietnam, the French had great influence on Vietnamese culture, leading to … Read more…

Rising Blood Sugar

Okay, so I’ve been living in Vietnam for about 10 months now and throughout my time here I’ve only blogged about Diabetes once, and that was when I temporarily went a little blind (scary, I know). The reason I’ve not blogged about Diabetes is because, well, it’s a bit boring. … Read more…

Now and Zen

‘When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.’ It’s not often that I write personal posts, but seeing as I’m trying to shake things up a bit I thought I’d let you know what I, myself, have been up to (not necessarily blog … Read more…