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Hyderabad? Why Hyderabad?

4 March 2015 Hyderabad? Why Hyderabad? A good question, and one asked numerous times prior to my departure, usually followed by a question as to its location. I initially thought, “Well, it’s home to the famous Hyderabad biryanis and the … Continue reading

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India. Round Three.

2 March 2015 I’m back. My third time taking on the madness that is India. I’m not going to bore you with the initial travel details; needless to say, these include the usual longish flights, killing time in Bangkok airport … Continue reading

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My Passion for India

14 September 2014 I was recently asked for some advice by a person who was planning their first trip to India. Before I knew it, I had managed to fill a couple of pages with my recommendations, based on my own experiences of travelling … Continue reading

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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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