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Winging it “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber, Philosopher

Venice in peril

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [326]

Sweet Tuscan villages and houses perched on hillsides whisk by as we doze, lulled by the sound and motion of the train. The change of speed wakes us and we peer out at the bright greyness, the dense fog restricting our view to a few meters. Pylons appear ... Read more >


Firenze

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | Views [289]

I found it so hard to tear myself away from Rome that I ended up getting to Florence only 1/2 an hour before Paige and Joe arrived, which was lucky because, due to my poor communication skills, they had no idea where I would be. My heart was lightened ... Read more >


Bella Roma!!!

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | Views [326]

Ciao! oh, I am very impressed with Rome! beautiful, fascinating, eclectic! I can't wait to hit the streets and explore. I am blown away by the amazing architecture on every street - just makes me want to touch every wall to see if it is real. I had ... Read more >


in transit

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Views [218]

It's quiet and the house is  dark. I can't sleep -my mind is filled with future destinations, not all of which I am certain of - and anticipation keeps my minds eye open. I envision getting lost in cobbled Roman streets, staring in awe at ancient structures ... Read more >


Dentists and ping pong

THAILAND | Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | Views [724]

Dental holiday...ok, this does not sound like it is going to be a great adventure, but never fear - I wont go into details (unless you want to know of my pleasant experiences, then feel free to PM me). The last time I was in Thailand was maybe 25 years ... Read more >


Gallery: Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Final journey

INDIA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [909] | Comments [2]

The foggy weather in Delhi caused many flight delays and when t he plane from Varanasi finally arrives people rush to shed the confines of their belts, remove their overhead luggage and fill the aisles before the wheels even touch down . This always ... Read more >

Tags: people


Gallery: Delhi

INDIA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Varanasi

INDIA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Jaipur

INDIA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Varanasi

INDIA | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [1122] | Comments [3]

I have found myself in yet another alley way, I have no idea where as I deliberately leave my 'Lonely Planet guide to the road most travelled in India' behind. Desperate for a chai, I resolutely refuse to pay Rs5 without feeling welcome. A well rounded ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Transvestites & mutton gravy part II

INDIA | Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | Views [1395] | Comments [1]

OK, due to computer/power supply issues, the last post was cut short, so now to return to my story. Apols for typos, I am using a keyboard with the letters painted on with nailpolish: Earlier in the day as I was walking through the markets in the old ... Read more >

Tags: food & eating


Jaipur- Weddings, transvestites and mutton gravy

INDIA | Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [2032] | Comments [2]

I notice many differences as I head north, more music, fewer beggars and much more interaction with people. My contacts have ranged from the ever friendly touts trying to get you to their commission shops by any way possible, rick shaw wallahs wanting ... Read more >

Tags: friends


Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The cool and cultured world of Bombay
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new friends

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [440]

Lazy! I didn't finish my last post, so I shall endeavour to ammend it. I mentioned the man we met who invited us to join him at the concert, Bhupendra. At the time he also extended an invitation to meet his family and so a couple of days later he came ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Gallery: Chennai

INDIA | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Change of pace
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Mumbai

INDIA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [483] | Comments [1]

Perfect day to enter the wonderful and cultured Mumbai (Bombay). It is the 59th Republic day of India and the place was a riot of Indian flags and people everywhere. All over the country were celebrations, including a most amazing production 'Visions ... Read more >

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Night market

INDIA | Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | Views [1630]

The marina at Chennai is THE place for locals to go in the evening. During the day, the scorching expanse of sands are suitable only for fishermen, clothes drying in the sun and perhaps the most hardy beach goers. In the evening, the place comes alive.... Read more >

Tags: markets


Chennai

INDIA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [869] | Comments [3]

I was really excited about flying into India, it has been such a long time. And nothing tells you that you have arrived quite like the soung of the traffic and horns blaring away. Taxi drivers look at you enthusiastically, hoping they can get to you ... Read more >

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