‘Madam, would you like an egg?’ were the first words spoken to me by a young, exuberant Timorese boy no older than 10. I had only been in Timor-Leste for a few days but the harsh reality people face here and the adverse effect Australia’s political decisions have on this country are, in the truest sense, heartbreaking. What torment had this child’s parents and grandparents lived through in a small nation sitting on Australia’s doorstep?
Travelling solo in India will remain the most challenging, most unique and most fulfilling trip I have experienced so far. India is a culturally rich place so full of colour and flavour that it can’t be described in words. Each city in India feels like a new country, with different languages, customs and cuisines.