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The Kirwan Twins Adventures We've finally graduated, so we're setting off for three months to backpack around India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand before entering the "real world."


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Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

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A breath of cool, crisp air...

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [1123] | Comments [1]

After our long trip in Rhajastan, we all eagerly awaited the arrival of our new travel buddy for a week - Sven - as well as our relief from the hot weather in Northern India. In Delhi, we boarded a 6am train to Shimla.  During the British Raj, the government ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Sand Troopers

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [980] | Comments [1]

By the time we reached Khuri, close to the Pakistan border, we were on the verge of becoming true sand troopers. Khuri is a base for camel safaris. We parked our gear at a mud hut for the first night and dined on Rhajastani cuisine. As the sun fell down ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

The Blue City

Saturday, 21 Apr 2007 | Views [618]

Although most cities in Rhajastan have unsurprisingly blended together in my mind, Jodhpur stands out for several reasons: Like every other city, Jodhpur has a fort perched on a hill. For those of you who have read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Good Vibrations

Saturday, 7 Apr 2007 | Views [776] | Comments [1]

From Delhi we planned a two week road trip through the expanse of Rajasthan's mystical desert cities and sandy terrain. We hired a driver to take us from Delhi to Agra where we marveled at the looming, white marble of the Taj Mahal. This architectural ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

The city tour begins...

Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [1460] | Comments [6]

As we mournfully left the stunning beaches of Varkala we were beginning to wonder whether we should have gotten "stuck" there just a smidgeon longer. At a godawful hour in the dingy morning we hopped on a local train to Kerala's main city, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Sensory Overload!!

Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [646] | Comments [1]

In India, there seemes to be a constant battle of the senses. One moment you can be walking down the street and your nostrils are filled with the welcoming aroma of spices and deep fried food. Your tase buds come alert with pleasure and your mouth ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

past the hump

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | Views [952] | Comments [4]

Namasthe everyone! Well, this isn't really my blog, but I have the privilege of contributing to the twins' adventures, so I thought I'd write a little somethin somethin.  After about two weeks in India, I've finally passed my travel hump - I've gotten ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Backwaters of Kerala

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | Views [632] | Comments [1]

On Saturday morning, we woke up with the crows in Calangute for an early flight to Kochi in Kerala, the most south-west province of India.  From the airport, we hopped directly on a bus to Allepey. We thought we were lucky having found a straight shot ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | Views [753] | Comments [4]

I was welcomed to Goa my first morning with an unpleasant onslaught of pink eye.  Yes yes, I can hear your "ewwws" and "yucks" from across the pond, but I assure you that this problem was quickly fixed by the local optomologist.  ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | Views [936] | Comments [8]

Well..after 24 long hours of travel, we finally arrived in Mumbai at 6:30am with a smooth arrival through customs.  We hopped in one of the many identical, tiny, black and yellow cabs and drove out through the main road, which was lined, if not overflowing, with ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures



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