Category Archives: India

where everybody knows your name

I loved Jaisalmer. From the moment I arrived and fought my way past the rickshaw wallahs that swarmed onto our tourist bus like bees around sugar, and found a gorgeous room with a big wooden bed, window seat and satin … Continue reading

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brahma blessings from the shiva man

Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day. With a good breakfast inside you can go on into the day to achieve anything; scaleĀ unreachable heights, conquer unconquerable deeds, well, you get the picture. My friends in Bundi … Continue reading

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Bundi, bhang lassis and those dangerous bananas

Travelling in India is like having a schizophrenic lover; at times they are rude, dirty, noisy, confusing, difficult to understand and won’t let you alone for 5 minutes, and just when you think you’d be better off without them, suddenly … Continue reading

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a new year and rajasthani cheer

I could probably stay in Udaipur for another month quite happily, sitting up on the roof overlooking the river and drinking banana lassis and eating Bhang cookies, but sadly all good things must come to an end so I am … Continue reading

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happy new year!

I saw the new year in with giant Indian sparklers, chocolate cake, rum, whisky, and lots of lovely people on the rooftop overlooking the lake in Udaipur with all the buildings lit up with white lights and fireworks exploding in … Continue reading

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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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