Monthly Archives: December 2007

from sunrise to sunset

I left Ahmedabad late in the evening and arrived in Udaipur at about 7am. Arriving to this town after the noise and pollution was absolute heaven. My rickshaw driver stopped off at the side of the road so we could … Continue reading

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pols and passageways

My final day in Ahmedabad I got up early to go on one of the city’s walking tours through the old part of the city. It was definitely worth the early start as I sat waiting in an archway overlooking … Continue reading

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an Indian Christmas and the right way to travel on trains

Well, I had to go all the way to India, but I finally had my first real experience of helping to cook for a large number of people on Christmas Day. Under the masterful supervision of (Mrs) Sarah we managed … Continue reading

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happy (but hot!) christmas

Back in the polluted but familiar walks of Pune and back at the house with the girls for Christmas. Train from Mumbai was interesting…sadly I chose to take the fast long distance Mumbai-Bangalore Express which stops at Pune. Bad move, … Continue reading

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room with a view

Still love Bombay, crazy ass place that it is. Here is the view from our fourth floor hotel room at about 7am in the morning, not bad considering most of the budget rooms in this part of town are akin … Continue reading

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I am Legend

Not me obviously, I’m talking about the film which I went to see, a little apprehensively yesterday evening in Bombay. I love the Richard Mathieson book and was terrified that the combined forces of Will Smith and Hollywood would have … Continue reading

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pleasing Lord Shiva

┬áNasik is a little town nestled in the flat countryside between Aurangabad and Mumbai and was a quiet place to spend a day before heading back to the big smoke of Bombay. Nasik has a huge bathing tank called Ramkund … Continue reading

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going with the flow

You have to love India, really you do. Having finally left the happy comforts of Pune to go off adventuring alone again around Maharastra, I was a little worried about spending so much time on my own again. India however, … Continue reading

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it’s a cold night in Pune

Well it’s my final week in Pune and my last day in the office which is definitely kind of sad. Last night we had one of the DISHA client parties so the roof was packed and we had dancing, Ash … Continue reading

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bollywood, beers and four bald heads

Busy week in Pune, from the very cheesiest of Bollywood films to a very messy farewell weekend, pet puppies and the shaving of four heads in the house. monday we went to see Om Shanti Om, the big Shahrukh Kahn … Continue reading

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