In August 2009 I set upon a journey I was never to forget.
India is one of the most diverse, controversial places on earth. Rife with poverty, strange religious habits and an endless list of emotions, it was the biggest test to myself I believe I could have chosen. Nevertheless, I set off with an open mind and a willingness to put myself into situations that I am never likely to come across again.
India can be described with just about every adjective in the English dictionary. From beautiful to horrific, amazing to frightening; India is everything you could probably imagine but never experience… unless you see it…
This is India… This is My Story.
My name is Simon Bourne. I'm 27-years-old, born in Scunthorpe (North Lincolnshire) but have lived in County Durham since the age of 7. I have many passions in life, the main one being football. I also love the idea of being paid to travel the world, but then again, who wouldn't want that? I love to be creative and over the last 5 years I have become more and more dedicated to improving my skills in whatever genre possible. I joined this site as a result of this dedication to be creative. I practice my methods, writing, photography... whatever really! My first book tells the story of my 3 week journey around India in 2009. You can find it here on www.blurb.com... Anyway… what more is there to say about me? I'm Simon Bourne, I have a beautiful wife, I'm 27-years-old, & I am ALIVE!