Monthly Archives: March 2012

They won’t let us leave!

24 March 2012 Our cruise ended all too soon and we drove north for two hours along the palm-fringed Indian coast to Kochi and our hotel in Fort Cochin, what was once an island bastion of the Portuguese, then Dutch, … Continue reading

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Trains, planes and tuk tuks.

19 March 2012 We suffered through an epic fourteen hour journey from Agra to Delhi to Chennai (Madras for you Anglophiles) to Kochi (Cochin) in the far southwest of India. It was at Kochi Airport that our Indian Odyssey suddenly … Continue reading

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Mike, me and two dead bodies.

15 March 2012 What an early start. Up at 5.40am for the opening at the Taj Mahal at 6.30am. But for the first time ever at one of these “see the sun rise over … ” monuments, we were first … Continue reading

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Good horn, good brakes, and Good Luck.

14 March 2012 Driving in India you need three things. Good horn, good brakes, and Good Luck. (Quote from our driver Puapu in Agra.) After our 2.10am wake up we left the desert. Driven to Ajmer to join the hundreds … Continue reading

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What every man needs – a camel that doesn’t spit.

13 March 2012 Yep, we’re still in Pushkar, on the edge of the Rajasthan desert. Four days on the edge of the holy lake has lost its magic. We’ve wandered the bazaar, marvelled at temples and lay around the palace … Continue reading

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Religious Detox: Can I do it?

10 March 2012 We arrived in Pushkar today. After three hours tearing down an Indian tollway. Only in India would you share a six-lane freeway with trucks that have more coloured lights and garish hues than Eurovision (never heard of … Continue reading

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Happy Holi! Kind of like Christmas, but not.

8 March 2012 Where did I leave you last. Ahh Mumbai. Well we finished that city with a $$$$ dinner at the Taj Hotel, which is in front of the “Gateway of India”. Extremely expensive. Although beautiful, our verdict was … Continue reading

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