WorkAway, Yelagiri Hills: The Rise of the Roti King

For anybody that doesn’t know, WorkAway is a platform that brings together volunteers and hosts from all around the world. It’s a bit like a dating website where you write a profile about yourself and the host writes about their place and the kind of work they need help with. If you get a match, … Continue reading WorkAway, Yelagiri Hills: The Rise of the Roti King

Pondicherry: a City of Firsts

Pondicherry (officially known as Puducherry) is a former French colonised city which has since been subdivided into the White Town (French part with fabulous architecture and leafy streets) and the Indian part separated by a very smelly canal. "Watch more sunsets than Netflix" Like the budget travellers we are, we were trying to look for … Continue reading Pondicherry: a City of Firsts

Auroville Part 3: Back to Basics at Sadhana Forest & Solitude Farm

Here’s a snapshot of the time we spent in Sadhana Forest and Solitude Farm, two very different places which shared the same ethos: nature knows best. Sadhana forest Sadhana Forest was a strange place; set up to try and reclaim some of the land that had been deforested around Pondicherry. Still technically part of Auroville, … Continue reading Auroville Part 3: Back to Basics at Sadhana Forest & Solitude Farm

Recipe: Dhal Curry & Roti

We thought we would spice things up a bit and introduce you to one of our favourite meals in India so far... This has certainly been one of our top easy-to-cook budget meals on our WorkAway in the Yelagiri Hills (blog post to follow) which even wowed the Indian family we have been staying with … Continue reading Recipe: Dhal Curry & Roti

Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga

As we mentioned before, Auroville is like a University campus and every day there are a number of workshops and volunteering opportunities to keep you entertained and sane. These are 3 of our favourite experiences…from eco building to laughing our butts off: Sacred Groves J: Sacred Groves was especially interesting for me given my background … Continue reading Auroville Part 2: Sacred Groves, Buddha Garden and Laughing Yoga