Travel · United Kingdom

Transport Museum: Bury

We happened to visit the town of Bury enroute to Ramsbottom where we visited the Chocolate festival.  Part of greater Manchester, this town is just about thirty minutes from Manchester central and was once famous as a textile manufacturing hub. The most prominent monument in the center of the town is the Peel Memorial which… Continue reading Transport Museum: Bury

Kerala · Travel

Kodanad Elephant Training centre: Kerala

Elephants being an integral part of Indian culture and mythology have always fascinated me.  So when I heard about the elephant training centre in Kodanad near Kochi, I was sure not to miss it.  Located on the southern bank of the river Periyar, the area is part of the Malayattoor forest division and is about 42… Continue reading Kodanad Elephant Training centre: Kerala

Food · Travel · United Kingdom

Ramsbottom chocolate festival: joyful indulgence

Food festivals, local farmers’ markets, harvest festivals and events like flea and Sunday markets have always fascinated me.  They tend to showcase local art, craft, produce and provide a great insight into the culture and heritage of a place.  I always try and visit these events for their novel and sometimes unconventional appeal. While visiting… Continue reading Ramsbottom chocolate festival: joyful indulgence