It's not easy being a Sikh and travelling the world. Even though the founder of Sikhi, Guru Nanak, travelled the world to spread his message of peace and universal equality, the sight of a dastaar (turban), patka or even brown skin can make it difficult for Sikhs to travel.
The Travelling Singh blog is here to give confidence to travellers, share experiences and open horizons. I will share my experiences at airports, reception of locals to a Sikh and hopefully shatter some illusions and fears that hold many Sikhs back from seeing the world. I also encourage others to share their experiences and build a community highlighting places where Sikhs may face particular discrimination so we can work together to improve such situations.
From Birmingham to Bangkok, Toronto to Taiwan and everything in between, I hope you enjoy reading my experiences, I encourage you to share yours.
I'm a Sikh, born in the English Midlands and I will have been through experiences other Sikhs undoubtedly face every time they go to an airport or go abroad. I was raised by a single parent and could only afford to travel after I started earning and saving money, so many of my articles are aimed at the budget traveller.
This is not just a platform to share my story, but a platform to share our collective experiences. I encourage you to write in using the 'Contact Us' page and get your stories featured in the blog.
All photos used on the blog were taken by me, if you want to use them, go ahead, but please do credit them to this site.