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Shatabdi to Delhi

INDIA | Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [1090] | Comments [1]

Our last journey in India was on the Shatabdi train from Jaipur to Delhi. The Shatabdi is an express air-conditioned chair-car train. It was comfortable with good leg room. Food is provided, in fact they ply you with too much food - initial snacks tray ... Read more >

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Gallery: Amber Fort

INDIA | Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Amber Fort, Jaipur
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Amber Fort

INDIA | Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [1849]

Another day, another fort and palace. This is 10km out of Jaipur on the road to Delhi. We got the bus from in the middle the old town in Jaipur (the main intersection near the Hawa Mahal). The bus is only 7IRs each and it was a modern bus with individual ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Samod Palace

INDIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1624]

On Friday we shared a taxi with a French couple out to Samod. Samod is a town about 45km out of Jaipur. As usual, it has a palace and fort! The palace is also a fancy hotel - 99 euros per night (actually not to bad, Phil was tempted to stay there a night, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Samod

INDIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Samod Palace Hotel
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Choki Dhani dinner and dance

INDIA | Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Views [6066]

On Friday night we caught an auto-rickshaw to Choki Dhani on the edge of Jaipur - 300IRs for the driver to take us out there, wait about 3 hours and take us back into town. Choki Dhani is a Rajasthani "tourist village". It gives an experience ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Choki Dhani, Jaipur

INDIA | Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Choki Dhani, a rajastani "tourist village" near Jaipur
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Gallery: Agra Old Buildings

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Agra Old Buildings
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Agra Agro

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | Views [1228] | Comments [1]

So this is the place you have to go to sometime on a trip to India. We put it off until the end. The buildings are actually impressive, but beware - some of the tourist touts are very sticky. They don't take "no thank you" for an answer. The ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


INDIA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [1159]

The roads up the hill to Nainital were really good - much better than anything in the hills of Nepal - but they did make Jenny bus sick. Nainital is a "hill station" from the days of the British. The town nestles around the lake at about 2000m, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Gallery: Nainital

INDIA | Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Bus to Mahendranagar

NEPAL | Sunday, 22 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bus to Mahendranagar - western Nepal border
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Gallery: Nepalgunj 2nd visit

NEPAL | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Nepalgunj 2nd visit
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Nepalgunj - back to the 'gunj

NEPAL | Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [6600] | Comments [5]

We caught the local bus from Tansen down to Butwal, then changed at the bus park to a Nepalgunj bus with no trouble at all. This time the bus was smaller, so there was no room for goats or potatoes. We got to Nepalgunj without any 'banda' interruptions ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Tansen Tummies

NEPAL | Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [3424] | Comments [3]

We spent a few days in Tansen, Palpa district. Phil's tummy started feeling off on the bus from Kathmandu. Jenny had the bug a day later. So we ended up having 2 days rest on the hotel toilet after we got there. We stayed at the Srinigar Hotel on top ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Tansen

NEPAL | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Leaning "god" of Jawalakhel

NEPAL | Sunday, 8 Jul 2007 | Views [2004]

This is a tree on a cart. It is supposed to be/represent a god. As part of a yearly ceremony it was at Jawalakhel Chowk (intersection) for 4 days and had developed a lean. Somehow it survived the 4 days without toppling. At the end the Prime Minister ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Swayambhunath Temple

NEPAL | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1783]

We thought we had better do some sightseeing today. This temple is only a couple of kms to the west of the Thamel area in Kathmandu, so it was an easy walk. Not long after we arrived a group of 7 kids latched onto us. We thought they would be after the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Swayambhunath Temple

NEPAL | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Swayambhunath Temple
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Paradise Found

NEPAL | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [1489] | Comments [2]

The Langtan Trek - apart from the hairy 9 hour bus ride to and from the trek and the toll that walking up and down hills has on your knees this would have to be the highlight of our visit to Nepal. As you can see from the photos the scenery was just ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

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