Category Archives: India

Le mielleur de Pondichery.

17 March 2015 As we depart Pondichery/ Pondicherry/ Puducherry (depending on which language you choose to name it), we are left with its many highlights; there were no low-lights 🙂 Our wonderful temporary home at La Closerie … Bay of … Continue reading

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Sacre bleu! Ici? Est-ce encore l’Inde? [OMG? Is this still India?]

13 March 2015 After traversing the sub-continent by taxi, air and hired car, I’m now in Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now known – the French colony on the southeast coast of India. Have you read “Life of Pi” … Continue reading

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The Onion that is Kolkata.

10 March 2015 We have just done a walking tour of Kolkata. Crazy, right? Most people thought we were crazy to come to this city full stop, let alone wander the slums by foot. Now I’m normally like the Australian … Continue reading

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I’ve Dipped My Toes in Kolkata.

9 March 2015 We landed in Kolkata at midday, flying from “Darj” (after four days in Darjeeling, we’re referring to it like locals now) into this smoggy metropolis of 14.4 million people, the 18th largest city in the world. Makes … Continue reading

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Crow’s Nest.

8 March 2015 As the mist rises to meet dusk from the valley 2000 metres below, we’re sitting in “The Crow’s Nest”, as I’ve dubbed our room in the Dekeling Hotel. Although I doubt any crow would be panting as … Continue reading

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Happy Holi!

6 March 2015 Today we experience India’s Hindu Holi festival. A chance to celebrate the beginning of spring and new life. A chance to greet family and friends by smearing vibrantly coloured powder on friends, family and stranger’s faces and … Continue reading

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Darjeeling. Tea, Clouds and the Himalayas.

5 March 2015 From the dusty plains of central India to the cloudy heights of Darjeeling, via New Delhi’s Indira Ghandi International Airport. Now I wasn’t jaded with Hyderabad. It just wasn’t the India I love. The moment I stepped … Continue reading

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