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Looking at Poverty in the Face

Saturday, 3 Feb 2007 | Views [3000] | Comments [5]

Most people are too scared to look at poverty in the face. Most people do not even admit this, let alone think about what it is inside them, that makes them look away. We are too uncomfortable with the thought of confrontation, even if it is only within ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


The Half-way Point

Sunday, 21 Jan 2007 | Views [1019] | Comments [2]

Th Half-way Point (early Jan 2007) Well we are now at the half way point of our trip in India, 6 weeks have gone by and there are 6 more to go! I must say things have changed a lot, so I just felt I should write about it. First of all we are now in ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Varanasi - the Holy City

Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | Views [1037]

Varanasi 21-24th dec 06 The mist slowly rises to reveal the rows of houses and temples along the ghats on the river's edge, as the new dawn rises... Many small boats are scattered along the Ganges as tourists watch what's happening on the steps leading ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Rajasthani Colour

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [968]

  20 day Tour of Rajasthan 4-18 Dec 06 Itinerary Jaipur, Pushkar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore National Park Rajasthan can easily sound like one of the world most romantic and fairy tale-like places in terms of its ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Christmas and an Indian Train Experience

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [1734]

24-25 Dec 2006 Varanasi to Darjeeling Well here we have a recipe for a very interesting Christmas, perhaps regrettable unforgettable even... Ingredients Nutella Chocolate 'zingle' bells Ferror Rocher Indian Sweets Paper for Xmas decorations ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Claire Bear and PenGwen's Guide to Traveling in India

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | Views [1232] | Comments [1]

Claire Bear and PenGwen's Guide to Traveling in India: How to Keep Going When Your Cash has Stopped Flowing!   This guide was born after finding ourselves in a foreign (and craaaazy!) country without a cent... Although this is purely comical and ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


Birthday Bash

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | Views [644]

Well I celebrated my 22nd birthday in India. I woke up on the morning of the 4th at 5am cos we were on the sleeper train going from Dharamsala to Jaipur (15hrs) and we had to change carriages in Delhi. Happy birthday to me! Anyway my first presents were ... Read more >

Tags: People


Gallery: Kashmir

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery


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The Big Misunderstanding

Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | Views [996] | Comments [2]

Pushkar 6-8 december   Here we experienced out first bout of ‘trouble’ based on the ethnic tensions of the country. But not only did the people involve misunderstand each other, causing a huge argument, but we completely misunderstood the issue ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Arrival in Delhi and Kashmir Adventure

Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | Views [1077] | Comments [4]

Well we got to Delhi in the middle of the night and by the time we got to the hotel in was 3am! mind you the drive to the hotel was quite something as we got our first experience of Indian driving.. its goes something like this... honking the horn, running ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

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