Opting last minute to fly into Jaipur, judging it to be not the cheapest but by far the most efficient way, we jumped into a manic taxi ride from the airport, our driver mercilessly navigating the teeming night time streets until we arrived at our hostel. This was a cool, well thought out place with colourful interiors and the kind of spontaneous, communal social space feel that new hostels do so well.
And so it began, three weeks on the road with a boyfriend and a backpack…We arrived in Goa after an incredibly accommodating flight with Jet Airways. Free white wine can truly never go amiss. One particular air steward was so hospitable that he proceeded to ply my partner with over seven cans of Tiger throughout the flight. This was my first taster of the Indian preference for the white male as opposed to the female, the difference in the attention paid can really be quite astonishing.
Apparently they are actually called Croats, which didnâ€™t quite ring right at first...Touchdown at Split Airport after a swift easyjet stint from Stansted, my boyfriend all the happier after having successfully badgered an unamused looking Croatian customs officer for a stamp on his passport page. Due to the late hour of our arrival, we both jump into a taxi straight outside Arrivals, judging it the most efficient option to reach our apartment.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".