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Trip: India

There are [11] stories from my trip: India

What your mother never told you

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Mar 2007 | Views [1018]

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

INDIA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [847]

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


INDIA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Views [796]

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 >

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The Crown of Palaces

INDIA | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | Views [3586]

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 >

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The Pink City?

INDIA | Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | Views [809]

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 >

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Hippie Purple Garden

INDIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [1477]

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

INDIA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [8049] | 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 >

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What Goes on Indian Roads

INDIA | Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | Views [2046] | 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 >

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Blow your mind

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [869]

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 >

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