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Trip: Exploring India ...

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Agra and Varanasi, Utter Pradesh

INDIA | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Views [764]

So, our train journey to Agra. It wasn't pretty. Think of squashed sardines in a tin can and you still won't be close! As our train arrived on the platform there were already bodies hanging out of the doors. Somehow we managed to find a slightly ... Read more >

Tags: river ganges, taj mahal


Photos: Utter Pradesh

INDIA | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Photo Gallery

Agra and Varanasi
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Jaipur and Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan

INDIA | Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | Views [415]

We were impressed with our overnight bus to Jaipur ... the seats actually reclined and we managed to remain in them throughout the 5 hour journey! I even managed to nodd off and catch a bit of sleep. We arrived in Jaipur, also known as 'pink ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, lakes, palaces, tiger safari


Photos: Back into Rajasthan!

INDIA | Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Jaipur and Ranthambhore NP
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Delhi

INDIA | Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | Views [342]

On arrival at Delhi train station we were met by a self assured monkey who was strutting around like he was the station manager! Our stay in Delhi was short and sweet just as we wanted as we found it pretty hectic. We opted to stay in New Delhi, ... Read more >

Tags: chaotic city


Photos: Delhi

INDIA | Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Chaos
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Udaipur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

INDIA | Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | Views [1010] | Video

Our big journey north continued with a 'sleeper' bus from Goa to Mumbai. Due to the constant beeping horn and extra bumpy road it was near impossible to sleep! In Mumbai we bought train tickets via Ahmedabad to Udaipur in Rajasthan later on in ... Read more >

Tags: boat cruise, camel safari, desert storm, monkey and chipmunks


Photos: A bit of Rajasthan

INDIA | Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Udaipur and Jaisalmer
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Arambol, Goa

INDIA | Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Views [936] | Video

So, after a taxi, 2 trains and a rickshaw we arrived back in Goa! This time we opted to visit Arambol (north Goa). Due to our tight itinery we knew we only had 2 nights here which was a shame as we really liked the place. We found some nice ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, great food, sunsets


Photos: Arambol, Goa

INDIA | Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Last bit of beach life (for a while)
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Travelling through Kerala

INDIA | Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | Views [420]

Our first stop on our long journey south was Cochi, on arrival we took the ferry across to stay at Fort Cochin. After about 20 hours travelling we arrived at Dream Home Inn as recommended by Nicola and Helen, we got a very spacious room for 500 ... Read more >

Tags: backwaters, beaches, great food, hot!


Photos: Kerala

INDIA | Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Wheere the land became greener, sea became more blue and the temperature rose!
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Photos: Gokarna, Karnataka

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Gokarna, Karnataka

INDIA | Sunday, 7 Apr 2013 | Views [1056] | Comments [1]

DELHI BELLY STRIKES! (Prematurely I may add since we haven't arrived there yet) but yeah, errr through the eye of a needle for 3 days ... I'll say no more.  Other than that little problem Gokarna was lovely athough a bit on the quiet side. As per ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cows


Photos: Palolem, Goa

INDIA | Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Beach life
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Palolem, Goa

INDIA | Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | Views [592]

So, after 3 nights in Mumbai it was time to head to Palolem, Goa. The overnight train was eventful to say the least. First of all it was delayed then shortly after leaving Mumbai we stopped off and about a million local people piled onto the ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cocktails, great food, sunsets


Arriving in Mumbai

INDIA | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [1041] | Comments [1]

Well well well after a long time waiting the 24th of March 2013 finally arrived and me and our Pete set off on a big trip with big plans! After 3 flights and 2 days of waiting in what seemed like endless que's in airports we finally arrived at our intended ... Read more >


Photos: Mumbai

INDIA | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery


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