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Gallery: Pondicherry

Sunday, 12 Mar 2006 | Photo Gallery

Ex French enclave in Tamil Nadu
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Gallery: Trichy

Sunday, 12 Mar 2006 | Photo Gallery

A place of temples
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Flight to Thailand

Wednesday, 1 Mar 2006 | Views [371]

I discovered about 8 hours before I fly to Thailand that a visa for more than 30 days has to be obtained from the Thai consulate before departure. Well, I had a ticket for more than 30 days but it was too late to get a visa from the consulate, 8 hours ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Calcutta

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2006 | Views [386]

I like Calcutta, the first place Ihave liked since Hampi. The people are friendly here and the bars and restaurants are nice. Not nice enough tomake me stay in India though, tonight I leave for Thailand. I've been nearly 4 monthsin India, more than enough ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


A motorway in India

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2006 | Views [1645]

I forgot to mention that in the taxi from Visakhapatnam we travelled along a motorway, the first one I have seen in India. The motorway had two lanes in each direction with a concrete border seperating the different directions. Rather than drive in the ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Andra Pradesh

Monday, 20 Feb 2006 | Views [747] | Comments [2]

After a couple of nights in Chennai I caught the train to Vijayawada which was a rather relaxed place at the mouth of the Kishna river. There wasn't much there apart from temples, which hold no further interest to me, and so after a couple of days I caught ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


The beggars of Pondicherry

Sunday, 12 Feb 2006 | Views [574]

They're totally unprofessional, if there were a professional body I would report them. On numerous ocassions, and I have only been here 4 days, I have come across beggars eating who will interrupt their meal to hold out their hand to me for money whilst ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Pondicherry

Friday, 10 Feb 2006 | Views [437]

There are lots of French people here, it used to be a part of the French empire, and the restaurants serve what the Lonely Planet describes as an approximation of French food. It is lovely to be in a place where the consumption of alcohol is not treated ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Gallery: Mysore

Thursday, 9 Feb 2006 | Photo Gallery

Of palaces and kings
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Ernakulam

Sunday, 5 Feb 2006 | Views [596]

I am in Kerala. The better known Cochin is across the bay but I chose to stay here because my hotel here was good and cheap, there was no hassle finding a bar, and Cochin fort didn't seem that attractive. In Cochin there was one pretty street that was ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Hampi

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Ruined temples of Hampi
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Mysore

Sunday, 29 Jan 2006 | Views [621]

Lovely palace, nice hotel, the restaurants in the posh hotels are good and I've meta few Indian people who are very nice. But I justdon't like the place, maybe it's because everyone is tucked up in bed by 11pm.Chumandi hill overlooks the city and I went ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Bangalore

Wednesday, 25 Jan 2006 | Views [473] | Comments [2]

I arrived here yesterday and I will leave tomorrow and that's quite enough time thankyou very much.  It's not that I don't like the place but it's like visiting Leeds. I have taken one photograph in my 1.5 days here and that was of a pub. Last night I ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Hampi

Friday, 20 Jan 2006 | Views [450]

Discovering Hampi is like discovering life on the moon. There are so many temples here but most are in ruins and not very impressive but the main temple at the bazar is very impressive. I like the look at the main temple at sunset from a rooftop bar ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: South Goa

Thursday, 19 Jan 2006 | Photo Gallery

Benaulim and beaches
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Pretentious twats

Thursday, 12 Jan 2006 | Views [2967] | Comments [4]

Although I have met some lovely people on my stay in south Goa it does seem to have a fair share of pretentious twats. The pretentious twats have an all knowing air, they have seen what the world can be like, admired its many mysteries, and they would ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Pony tail convention

Thursday, 29 Dec 2005 | Views [469] | Comments [2]

I've never seen so many men with their hair in pont tails as I have in South Goa. They seem nice people although of all the people I've spoken to none has been a man with a pony tail. I have this horrible feeling that I may not be very cool. Christmas ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


English food

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2005 | Views [534]

I passed a restaurant today with a sign saying it was owned by Jim and pat from Manchester. They do a proper English breakfast, they have fish and chips with mushy peas and Lancashire hotpot. The landlord was a bit of an ogre towards his staff, I thought.... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Old Hippies

Friday, 16 Dec 2005 | Views [475]

I was in a restaurant with some old hippies the other day. They didn't recognise my existence but I recognised theirs. One couple were showing their age, they had put on a bit of weight and wore pretty comfortable loose fitting clothes but the other ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Arrival in South Goa

Monday, 12 Dec 2005 | Views [753] | Comments [4]

I'm in South Goa now and I like it. It's quieter and less developed than North Goa with less touts which is nice. I arrived without a hotel which was a mistake because I arrived late and I had to rely on a taxi driver. A taxi driver will get you a hotel ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


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