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Trip: the long way home

There are [24] stories from my trip: the long way home

were going on a tiger hunt..

INDIA | Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | Views [1368] | Comments [3]

dear all, Our chances were slim, however we spent 1 night and 2 days camping and trekking inside Periyar tiger sanctuary hoping to spot a wild tiger.. However luck was not on our side, even though we saw tiger prints and tiger poop there was no tigers.... Read more >

cruising the backwaters

INDIA | Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | Views [962] | Comments [3]

Dear All, In the end we loved Fort Cochin and ended up spending 5 nights there. Looking back I cant remember exactly what we did every day. Fort Cochin was really laid back with wide streets, swaying palm trees and lots of great places to shop and ... Read more >

tea and spices

INDIA | Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | Views [818] | Comments [5]

Dear All, This time in 4 weeks we will be home! Wowzies, I cant believe how fast it has all gone. Suddenly were planning our last few weeks in India, adding places and cutting some out. Starting to donate my manky (favourite Scottish term for nasty/dirty/stinky) ... Read more >

cool mountain air

INDIA | Sunday, 10 Jan 2010 | Views [1001] | Comments [4]

Dear All, Firstly, I owe a few late birthday wishes…SORRY!! Happy birthday Grandma. Happy Birthday Josh. Happy birthday Ken, Happy birthday Trent…I’m still worrying that I’ve forgotten someone…I’ll remember after I’ve loaded the blog.. Secondly, ... Read more >


INDIA | Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | Views [1127] | Comments [3]

Dear All, I hope everyone had a very merry merry Christmas. Goa has a large catholic population however a couple of days before Christmas there was still no sign of the Christmas spirit. However on Christmas suddenly Christmas tree decorations, lights ... Read more >

Merry Christmas from Goa

INDIA | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [751] | Comments [7]

Dear All, Dan and I have set up camp at Arambol beach, Goa. May stay indefinitely….tempted at least. Goa is a very small state on the Western Coast of India, below Mumbai. We arrived at one of the bigger, resort style beaches centrally and decided ... Read more >

The pink city and the most populated Indian City

INDIA | Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | Views [1231] | Comments [2]

Dear All, After Delhi we made our way to Jaipur which is south west of Delhi and in the desert state of Rajhastan. Its known as the pink city after the pink sandstone walls and buildings of the old part of town. We stayed in the newer part of town ... Read more >

dans dodgy delhi belly

INDIA | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Views [1023] | Comments [3]

Dear All, The blog has been quiet for a very good reason! After a week of diarrhoea, we decided that was enough and tuktuked dan off to a medical clinic recommended by the lonely planet. He was admitted Thursday afternoon. The clinic is spotless ... Read more >

the Taj Mahal

INDIA | Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | Views [870] | Comments [2]

Dear All, Dan and I arrived in Agra smoothly. It wasn’t till around 9pm dan started to feel unwell..and spent the night sitting on the toilet. So instead of visiting the Taj Mahal the next day dan slept and recovered and I lazed around. He’s in on ... Read more >

festival craziness

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | Views [749] | Comments [2]

Dear All, We had decided to visit Orcha after a recommendation from a friend saying that it was a beautiful small town and the perfect place to chill our for a few days. So we were looking forward to chilling our in a quiet town until we had arrived ... Read more >

Gallery: India

INDIA | Saturday, 21 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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there's what on the temples?!?!

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 21 Nov 2009 | Views [688] | Comments [3]

Dear All, Firstly, Congrats to bec and laura for completing all their exams and graduating high school!!! Woohoo, good job. Time to relax and have a ball at schoolies (: In total we spent 4 nights in Varanasi watching the city. It was noisy, dirty ... Read more >

the Indian adventure begins

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | Views [697] | Comments [3]

Dear All, To start, it was a very long journey to India, very very very long. Started at Kathmandu at 6am when we woke and made our way to the Kathmandu bus station. The bus goes from Kathmandu to Sunauli on the India/Nepal border. We boarded at ... Read more >

shree bukha deurali school project

NEPAL | Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | Views [949] | Comments [1]

Dear All, Finished the earlier blog without finishing the trek! After spending the night at Ulleri we made the final 4 hour trek to Bukha. Trekkers do not go through Bukha so the paths were a bit rough in places and in other places we made our own ... Read more >

the trek begins!

NEPAL | Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | Views [833] | Comments [2]

Dear All, I can’t believe I’m back to writing the blog already. It seems like only yesterday we were leaving Kathmandu… Our group met on the 25 th October. There were ten of us; dan and I, 7 other aussies jamie, peter, robin, murray, warren, bert ... Read more >

Gallery: World Expeditions

NEPAL | Sunday, 8 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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arriving in Nepal

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 24 Oct 2009 | Views [680]

Dear All, We have made it to Kathmandu, Nepal..finally. It became a story in itself to make it here… Arrived at the Amman airport 3 hours prior..as our booking suggested, however at the airport the gulf air counter wasn’t open so we sat around for ... Read more >

Jordanian adventures

JORDAN | Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Views [1038] | Comments [3]

Dear All, I’m writing this pool side in Madaba, Jordan and recalling our travels to here… We arrived at 8pm from Nuweiba, Egypt into Aqaba, Jordan. On the ferry we passed Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. No wonder they’ve got border issues ... Read more >

religion and relaxation..after 3,000 stairs

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [779] | Comments [6]

Dear All, We’ve been sitting in the ferry headed towards Aqaba, Jordan for at least an hour now..and that dosnt count the hour we sat outside the ferry..So I have had plenty of time to recall where I finished last On Sunday 11 th we went our to ... Read more >

Aswan and Luxor

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [1158] | Comments [7]

Dear All, After re-reading the last blog I reminded myself why I should check what I write just in case it dosn’t make any sense in between going from my head to the paper. Apologies (: After we finally arrived in Aswan we went for lunch and we have ... Read more >

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