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INDIA | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Delhi again

INDIA | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [412] | Comments [2]

We arrive at Delhi train station. Porters with necks of steel carry some of our bags as we weave our way through the crowds to the street. Onto the bus we drive, and drive, and drive, 40kms out of Delhi to our hotel. Called the Clarke Green it is ... Read more >


Bikaner

INDIA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [481]

After a mornings camel riding we spot the bus in the distance. As it gets closer my thought turn to the marvel that is air conditioning and I silently thank its inventors. We say goodbye to our camel teams and drive to Bikaneer where I go to the ... Read more >


Camel Safari 2

INDIA | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [455]

Back on the camel cart. Hot again, we slowly make out way through he desert and stop to have a cup of chai in a small dung house. With smiles all round we check out the kitchen and bedrooms and storerooms and then jump back onto our camels to ride to ... Read more >


Camel Safari 1

INDIA | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [446]

My advice to all potential camel jockeys is never to wear jeans when riding them in 40-degree heat. After suffering some rather unfortunate chafing I opt to walk and ride the camel cart for the rest of the day. As I’m a fairly big person my camel ... Read more >


Jamba 3

INDIA | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [630]

Woken by the call to prayer I decide to head to the village mosque to record the sound and have a chat with eh muzzenein. He is this amazing looking guy with a beard-streaked white, red and black. Very friendly he talks to me about the village and how ... Read more >


Jamba 2

INDIA | Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [499]

Earlier start today to beat the heat. Still hot though. I head into he village and have a chat with the temple priest and his son. He has some good things to say about the projects and shows me around the temple, which is interesting. Then I chat ... Read more >


Jamba - start

INDIA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [412]

Up early for breakfast and we walk a few minutes into the village to the school. After a quick briefing on what has to be done, painting classrooms and the outside of the building we get to work. Whitewashing walls is a messy business but everyone is ... Read more >


Arrive Jamba

INDIA | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1850]

We drive to Jamba village. The roads get progressively narrower until we arrive. First stop is MR Singh’s house. Formerly the Raj of the village, he now has little power but is revered by the villagers and is the acknowledged head of Jamba. It’s ... Read more >


Jaisalmere

INDIA | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Views [688]

Today we saw Jaisalmere up close. First we went to an artificial lake filled with hungry catfish. These fish were as big as my arm and swarmed on top of each other to get at the bread we fed them. Hypnotically grotesque. Don’t thing the pics do ... Read more >


Jodphur - Jaisalmere

INDIA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [447]

5 hours drive through the desert brings us to Jaisalmere, the golden city and the only fort remaining in India that is still inhabited. As Jaisalmere is quite near the Pakistani border and as India and Pakistan don’t see eye to eye on all things there ... Read more >


Jodphur

INDIA | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [439]

Thankfully feeling much better today as we head to Merengah (sp?) fort. Unlike the Amber fort in Jaipur this one sits in the centre of town. From the top its easy to see why Jodhpur is called the blue city, many of the houses are painted blue, apparently ... Read more >


Jaipur - Jodphur

INDIA | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [453]

Long drive from Jaipur, pink city to Jodhpur, blue city and home of course to jodhpurs…. We arrived in the afternoon and checked into another beautiful old havelli hotel. There’s to be a wedding tomorrow in the grounds so decorators and busy making ... Read more >


Jaipur

INDIA | Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | Views [608]

Arrived Jaipur yesterday afternoon and took a walk into he old town with the whole group. Camel carts (which I am later to become very familiar with), dogs, cycle and auto rickshaws and kids who call out “hello pen”… We are staying at a heritage hotel, ... Read more >

Tags: india, jaipur


Agra, Agra, Agra

INDIA | Sunday, 12 Oct 2008 | Views [1006]

Up before the sun, into the bus, drive through the already busy streets of Agra, off the bus, “no I don’t want to buy bangles, postcards, miniature chess sets…’ onto small electric bus, past monkeys and cows, stand in line, wait for tickets, jostle ... Read more >

Tags: agra, taj mahal


Dehi

INDIA | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [724]

As the winner of this years World Nomads/National Geographic documentary scholarship I headed to India on a World Expedition Tour. A great chance to see some sights and to make a film during the community development phase of the trip with the help of ... Read more >

Tags: agra, delhi, india, taj mahal


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