Monthly Archives: October 2007

Last photos for India uploaded

I have just uploaded (probably) our last photos for India. We arrived today in Hau Hin, Thailand. Here we intend to relax and reflect on things past and catch up on the blog. Don’t be surprised if there are no more photos for a while, we don’t intend on doing much while we are here!

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Pushkar is noted in the guidebook as being the tourist hotspot of Rajasthan. It is a holy city set on a lake, surrounded by hills, with India’s only temple dedicated to the god Brahma. Hundreds of temples make up the city, a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and hippies, though the temples themselves may be […]

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New photos in Gallery

I’ve just uploaded two sets of photos Ranthembore & Jaipur and Pushkar & Jodhpur. We will write soon, but we are on the road a lot and pressed for time so we try and focus on getting the gallery updated. Tomorrow we leave for our final destination in India, Jaiselmer where we will spent a […]

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After rattling off the road from Ranthambore, we hit the main highway, and after a chai break we arrived at the Holiday Inn Jaipur. Yes, not exactly a converted Maharaja’s palace, but a sympathetic building just outside the gates of the old “pink” city, and one with an abundance of toilet paper and in room […]

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From Delhi to Ranthambore

I have been nominated to tell about the India portion of our trip through today, so here goes. In Delhi the only real tourist site that we made it to was the Red Fort. It was built in in the 1600’s by Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal) as a residence. It was impressive […]

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India update

After all the fun and games that was Delhi, we decided we couldn’t take it anymore and got ourselves a car and driver. The driver’s name is Hari and he has already made our lives so much more enjoyable. We left Delhi and went to Agra to the Taj Mahal. From Agra to Ranthambore to […]

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India – a driver’s guide

It has come to my attention that there is not a complete and accurate guide for foreigners driving in India. Here in full is my “Highway code for India” 1) Roads, especially in and out of cities, are of good quality and clearly marked with lines, and medians separating main flows of traffic. a) The […]

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Alive and in India

Well we had a nice flight to Delhi but it’s a hardship being upgraded to first class, we got over it now! The first disaster of our trip struck. The man (everyone in India has a man for something) who was supposed to meet us at the airport was not there. I called the hotel […]

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Spain – a complete guide!

We are lagging in our postings, so I am going to attempt to distill our time in Spain to one post, without the aid of a safety net. We arrived in Barcelona in good spirits, and hopped in a taxi to take us to our hotel. Here we experienced a phenomenon common to road traffic […]

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Something to wash the culture down with.

One of the main reasons we went to Avignon is due to the fact that in 1309, the Papacy moved from Rome and set up residence there. Forget the religion though, what we are interested in is Châteauneuf du Pape! This one of the most prestigious and well known wine areas in the Rhône wine […]

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