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Kolkata to Paradise

Sunday, 1 Apr 2007 | Views [1117]

So we've arrived in Paradise after the trip from hell...   Had a mission day in Kolkata (never again will we try to live in that chaotic city at over 30 degrees with no room to base ourselves in...) Our flight didn't leave till 2am, so we had a bit ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


What your mother never told you

Saturday, 24 Mar 2007 | Views [935]

So the things I thought were "polite" aren't necessarily "polite" when you're in India. For example, the following social niceties have no place here: wait your turn queue in an orderly fashion don't eat with your hands don't ... Read more >

Tags: laughter


Out in the Wops

Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [775]

Huge day yesterday - drove 3.5 hours (guess how far you get in 3.5 hours - wait for it - about 100kms!!!!) So you can just imagine the state of the roads, the wailing horns etc. Went to a tiny village where our guide, Shyaam, lived. We visited his ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Varanasi

Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [721]

It's not every day you get to see a dead body being burnt before breakfast... Walking along beside the ganges is soooo India - you could not possibly be anywhere else in the world and get this combination of noise, heat, smells, religion, dress. ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


The Crown of Palaces

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [3230]

The Crown of Palaces - a literal translation for the term that the Brits gave to the monument that they called the Taj Mahal (easier to say and remember than the original long and hard to pronounce Hindi name). We scored a hotel spitting distance from ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


The Pink City?

Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [726]

Apparently Jaipur is the Pink City... If pink is the new orange then I suppose I can see how this would work. Our Hotel was a tidy old stately home setup with a big garden and doors which can be locked from the outside without a key as Catherine found ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Hippie Purple Garden

Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [1384]

So the dodgiest accomodation of our trip in India was a the little town of Pushkar. Described by Lonely Planet as a haven for "hippies and mystics experimenting with spirituality and drugs", it wasn't far wrong. We felt like ultra-conservatives ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Forgotten Octopussy

Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [7960] | Comments [4]

Charging around the countryside as we have, the artisan haven of Udaipur seems to have gotten left behind... and we have broadband and photos online! Labelled "The city of Love", Udaipur does possess the odd romantic location or two. Try the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: India

Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery


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What Goes on Indian Roads

Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | Views [1928] | Comments [1]

So to date, we have seen and driven among the following things on the tiny little smelly dirty noisy hazardous roads of India: cars goats buses cows cycles camels auto-rickshaws tuk tuks cycle-rickshaws dogs trucks holy men scooters beggars ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Blow your mind

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [778]

Holy cow!! Absolutely incredible. Just love this place and its craziness. Arrived to near death taxi ride - crazy overtaking on both sides of the road, horns blasting everywhere. Seems to be that loudest horn gets right of way. Not surprising that every ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

 

 

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