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There is never time like NOW for travel, time for personal discovery and the chance to meet kindred inspirational people.

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in its frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” –Freya Stark

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It was a great honour to be included recently in Bruce Palling’s WSJ World’s Top 10 Culinary Guides. To see his lineup go to>

Bruce is a London-based Australian journalist recently appointed as the Wall Street Journal’s Europe Food Columnist. To follow his erudite and witty gastro blog go to>
 

At a time when Australian-Indian relationships were weathering a disturbing storm in the press, I was honoured to have Caroline Baum’s interview with me and my esteemed friend and guide in India these last 16 years, Thakur Durga Singh, published in the widely read Two of Us column in the SMH and the Age. Our friendship over these many years has weathered many joys and storms and cultural differences, yet has allowed us to arrive at a deep familial regard for each other and created dialogues of understanding from which we have derived immense wisdom in both a spiritual and practical sense, as well as a great and abiding affection for each others countries. To read the full story go to>

Passionate about the Sub-continent that is not always regarded as the smoothest of travel experiences, I embrace the challenge of going beneath the tourist veil to develop and design unusual, meaningful journeys that will leave an indelible experience. Rehearsed several times privately, we finally inaugurated Gujarat earlier this year with a small but exceptionally inquisitive band of travellers, accompanied by the exceptional journalist Caroline Baum. Caroline in her learned roles at countless literary festivals has interviewed almost every significant living Indian author, yet she had never visited this mysterious land. Her impartial account I think conveys the experience with warmth and wit. To read her story published in the Australian go to>

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