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Infuriating India - Magical Meghalaya

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | Views [1430]

As I turned on the shower it really was as hot as Ruth had said, and combined with the pressure, soothing in a way I can't remember since early January - yes no proper hot shower since our last night in Bangkok. I felt the dust and the soot run off me, ... Read more >

Tea, Trekking and Tiny Temperatures

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | Views [1195]

Darjeeling... I pictured lush mountain hill tops, neatly scattered with sun drenched tea plantations, perhaps the odd tea picker or two in brightly coloured clothing, and maybe a few road-side tea stalls offering the day's finest pickings and opportunities ... Read more >

Photos: The Andamans

Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Peed on in Paradise

Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | Views [591]

Diving is a rite of passage for the serious backpacker (I did my Open Water on my last travelling adventure 12 years ago), and the Andaman Sea is one of the most popular places in the world to do so - in Thailand. However, the islands that give the sea ... Read more >

ANET TreeHaus Project

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Views [559]

When new visitors arrive at ANET (Andaman and Nicobar Islands Environmental Team) one is taken on a reconnaissance walk around the property. From the large timber hall and library at the front gate, via the dive shop and the social/dining/kitchen space ... Read more >

Art Residency Work at ANET

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | Views [574]

Our reason for returning to the Andamans was to go back to ANET (The Andaman & Nicobar Islands Environmental Team) - a place that made a huge impression on us in December and where we'd shared experiences remaining with us long after we'd left (only ... Read more >

Photos: Art Residency Images

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | Photo Gallery

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To Be or not to Be back in the Andamans?

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014 | Views [281]

The decision to change our travel plans and return to the Andamans was easy...  getting there wasn't! We returned to the Indian embassy in Bangkok after a nail biting week, waiting for our new Indian visas to be granted. Having risked a lot and ... Read more >

Notes: Goodbye India, Hello South-East Asia

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | Views [1385]

We flew into Delhi, jumped on a flight to Ladakh, the northernmost state in India up in the Himalayas, then travelled, generally in a southern direction, by bus, train, rickshaw, taxi, foot and boat, until we reached the southern shores of this vast ... Read more >

Photos: Andaman Islands

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Here be Dragons!

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | Views [634]

Back in September, on the spine-jangling journey between Leh and Manali, we met Smita - an architect with an inspiring story of leaving life in Bangalore behind to work on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; a place she felt she belonged. This remote collection ... Read more >

Photos: Kerala Backwaters

Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Reflections in the Backwaters

Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | Views [595] | Comments [2]

Deep in the heart of the Keralan backwaters is the traditional village of Chennamkary, and the warm home of Anne, Matthew, Thomas, Maria and Philip, the beautiful family with whom we would spend 4 serene days. It's hard to find the right words to describe ... Read more >

Photos: Wayanad & Fort Cochin

Saturday, 30 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Expect the Unexpected

Saturday, 30 Nov 2013 | Views [393]

This has, in fairness, become our ethos as every day throws in something unexpected. Our favourite read so far is "Shantaram", and one of Roberts', alias Linbaba's, best advice is that in order to win in India you must first surrender. We now surrender ... Read more >

Notes: Indian Driving Lessons

Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | Views [634]

When arriving into Delhi we were picked up by a pre-arranged taxi, an air-conditioned bubble, a cocoon, or what Balram, Aravind Ariga's main character in "The White Tiger", calls the wealthy man's egg. Through the egg's darkened windows our first sights ... Read more >

Photos: Goa

Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Banana Yoga on the Beach Anyone?

Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | Views [462] | Comments [3]

Had this accurate description been given beforehand we may never have found ourselves eagerly volunteering for what we thought was an innocent yoga class... Instead an enthusiastic yoga instructor, with a rather sexy (?) ponytail, had us maneuvering ... Read more >

Photos: Kahna National Park & Mumbai

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Train talks, tiger tracking & Mumbai love affairs...

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Views [604]

We spent 12 hours sharing travelling gossip with a lovely American-French couple, Brett and Vanessa, whilst on the Varanasi-Mumbai train crossing this huge country. We were mainly de-briefing on the weird and wonderful experiences of Varanasi, but also ... Read more >

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