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Our world Travel On 10th May 2007 I fled the UK on a journey around the world with a long list of places to go. Got as far as the Philippines where I met my wife. We got married on 11th May 2010 and are now sharing the experiences of travelling the world together

India back to Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 5 Dec 2010 | Views [6336]

Thursday 2nd December - Today is the end of our journey through India and the premature return to the Philippines. We arrived on 2nd August from Malaysia, so have spent only 4 months out of our possible 5 1/2 months allowed on the visa. To ... Read more >

Kolkata (Calcutta)

INDIA | Sunday, 5 Dec 2010 | Views [2862] | Comments [1]

Thursday 25th Nov - We secured a room at the Galaxy hotel and then had breakfast at the Blue Sky café on Sudder street then went back and moved in. The immediate area is really nice and it will be a pleasure to spend a while here. One of ... Read more >

Khajuraho to Calcutta (AKA Kolkata)

INDIA | Saturday, 27 Nov 2010 | Views [3678] | Comments [1]

Friday 19th November - Last day in Khajuraho and catch a train to Varanasi t onight. Train 1107A departing at 23:00, arriving at 10:50am  (Rs546 class 3A). Lots of time to fill. We had a nice reakfast in the roof of the Harmony hotel. They ... Read more >

Rishikesh to Delhi

INDIA | Saturday, 27 Nov 2010 | Views [2350]

Monday 8th November - Time to move on today, and we are heading to Jim Corbett's Tiger Reserve. The main entrance is at Ramnagar. First step was a Vikram from the Taxi stand on the other side of the Ganges to the main bus stand (Rs40, but they ... Read more >

Manali to Rishikesh

INDIA | Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Views [2507]

Wednesday 27th October - Had to get up at 5am to catch the 7am bus to Shimla from the bus stand in lower Manali. What we were hoping for was some transport down there, but there was nothing. All in the dark and closed up, so we had to walk a ... Read more >

Manali to Keylong

INDIA | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | Views [2439]

Friday 22nd October - An early rise at 4am to go to Leh. We got picked up at 5:15am from the junction in the old village and then waited for a while down at the central bus station for extra passengers. Finally got on the road at 6:... Read more >

McLeod Ganj to Manali

INDIA | Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | Views [1960]

Friday 15th October - W e move on to Kullu tomorrow and bo o ked the ti ckets at the HPTC booking office in the main chowk. Rs260 each departing at 7am from lower Dharamshala. The morning has been a bit hectic. We have decided to make ... Read more >

McLeod Ganj

INDIA | Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | Views [1782]

Tuesday 12th October - McLeod Ganj is the home town of his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. China invaded Tibet in 1949. By 1959 they had illegally occupied the whole of Tibet. The Dalai lama escaped into exile ... Read more >

Bikaner to Dharamshala (McLeod Ganj)

INDIA | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Views [2473]

Friday 8th October - After the hectic time recently, and my body telling me to take a break, we did just that today. Our train to Amitsar doesn't leave until 2:15am tomorrow morning. Check-out time was noon, so we took advantage of a late breakfast ... Read more >

Jodhpur to Bikaner

INDIA | Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | Views [3634]

Friday 1st October - Today we had booked a village safari to visit the Bishnoi villages. Early star to make the most of the cooler morning, and collected from the Haveli by Jeep. 500 rupees each plus 50 each for lunch. The whole tour took about 5 hours ... Read more >

Udaipur to Jodhpur

INDIA | Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | Views [1882]

Tuesday 28th September - I have to say that Udaipur is one of the most romantic and wonderful places you are likely to visit in India. Easy to fall in love with, and hard to leave. We have been lucky to be in Udaipur when the water level is ... Read more >


INDIA | Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | Views [1885]

Wednesday 22nd September - After a comfortable and quiet night in the 007 room at Poonam Haveli we had a lazy start. Tiredness catching up. Much to see and do here, but first breakfast . We chose the superb Mawal Haveli. The rooftop restaurant ... Read more >

Mumbai to Udaipur

INDIA | Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 | Views [2272]

Saturday 18th September - Moving on today to Nasik. Taxi f or Rs150 to Dadar to catch a bus. He dropped us at a roadside bus stop. The bus wasn't due for another 90 minutes, so the guy at the ticket office suggested we went to the main Central ... Read more >

Goa to Mumbai

INDIA | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [3119] | Comments [2]

Monday 13th September - Time to move on from Calangute. To get a foreign quota seat on a train leaving soon, we have to go to the train station at Margao (Madgaon). Cannot book on line as with other seat including the Tatkal quota.  Our ... Read more >


INDIA | Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 | Views [1396]

Tuesday 7th September - We had to move out of the Indian Kitchen this morning as the price was too high, albeit for a larger room. Nothing cheaper available. Some places are prepared to negotiate, whilst others stay fixed and you just walk away.... Read more >

Mysore to Goa

INDIA | Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | Views [2697]

Tuesday 31st August - Today we move on to Hampi in the northern part of Karnataka state. This involves going to Bengalaru (formerly Bangalore) to take an overnight sleeper train. To ease the journey we decided to take the train from Mysore to Bengalaru ... Read more >

Kochi to Mysore

INDIA | Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | Views [2075]

Tuesday 24th August - Today we move on from Kochi to Coimbatore. This will be an overnight stopover for the early morning train up to Ooty. More on that later. We managed to ship our purchases to date off to the Philippines. That is an exercise ... Read more >

Fort Kochi...Part 2

INDIA | Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | Views [1366]

Today we aimed to chill a little, after being busy for many days. A late start and made ourselves a cooked breakfast / Brunch for a change. Not that healthy, but food for the soul for a change from spicy Indian. I recollected from my last visit ... Read more >

Fort Kochi

INDIA | Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | Views [1557]

Wed 18th Aug - The strike that was due to take place today didn't transpire. Apparently, a guy from Bangalore who headed a sect, had been intimidating people and worse charges for various reasons, had been captured in Kollam, south of Alleppey and ... Read more >

Kumuli to Cochin

INDIA | Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | Views [2579] | Comments [1]

Fri 13th August - After a short stay in Kumuli, we are moving on to Alleppey today. A little problem before we set off. We had to walk out of the restaurant at the Coffee Inn as the service was so slow, that breakfast was going to turn into dinner, ... Read more >

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