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Trip: India

There are [8] stories from my trip: India


Alleppey, Goa & Mumbai

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [2433] | Comments [2]

Alleppey   The reason for going to Alleppey is to take a houseboat trip around the backwaters. It’s a top activity to tick off when you’re in the Kerala region of India. And to be fair it lived up to the hype. You have to be fairly relaxed ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES: The Journey to Cochin was the Worst Journey of my Life

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [1700]

Rickshaw – Train – Train – Rickshaw – Taxi – Taxi – Train – Rickshaw – Ferry – Rickshaw (29 hours) The above summary breaks down the only way we could get to Cochin. The reason was typically Indian so I will spare you the details. What ... Read more >


Cochin, Kovalam & Varkala

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | Views [1613] | Comments [1]

The journey to Cochin was the worst journey of my life (see Travel Notes: The journey to Cochin was the worst journey of my life). Cochin was a stop-over before heading to the beach towns of Kovalam and Varkala. It was really to break up our journey ... Read more >


Gallery: India

INDIA | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Mumbai, Hampi & Hyderabad

INDIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [1640]

Mumbai – Hyderabad – Hampi As we touched down in Mumbai it dawned, on me anyway, that the section of our trip that I had perceived to be our first big challenge (clearly I hadn't put enough thought into what ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES - Cultural Learnings

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [719] | Comments [1]

We've heard some random things whilst travelling. Here are some of the curious things we've picked up. France: If you lose your driving license you are still allowed on the road if its to drive to work. But if that's too inconvenient you can ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES - The Joy of Sleeper Trains (Part 2)

INDIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [840] | Comments [2]

I like travelling by train and Indian Rail is no exception. I'm sat on one now and I've just seen 4 kids washing themselves in a river jumping and waving manically at the sight of us. You see some amazing stuff. However, after the comparative luxury ... Read more >


TRAVEL NOTES - Incredible Food

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 16 Aug 2008 | Views [432]

This blog entry is a place to recall some of the awesome food we've had since going on our travels. Some are there to reminisce about others so we can attempt to replicate when we get home. Note: I'm a kiev and beans kind of man so you'll ... Read more >