16 days, 1883 miles, 4 wheels, 2 people & 1 wedding anniversary. This trip was the inaugural long distance test run in our recently self-converted Toyota Hiace camper van, and even if I do say so myself, it was a runaway success that shall hopefully be repeated at the earliest possible opportunity. Our route was […]
Just a few pics from our very long journey home from India. I set myself the little project of documenting what was inevitably going to be an exceptionally tedious trip so that I’d be less likely to get upset with any of the airline staff who would no doubt try their best to make the […]
We’d heard how full-on Varanasi was well in advance of our arrival, but the reality was a much more chilled experience than we expected. The actually getting there bit proved somewhat trying. Due to unusually thick fog we ended up spending an unintentional but unavoidably freezing night on the train station platform at Agra, finally […]
Jaipur is definitely up there when it comes to hectic cities. The tuk tuk drivers that pounce as you leave the train station are a pretty accurate barometer of the shape of things to come, and the over-friendly artist/musician/puppeteer that managed to lure us into his friend’s jewelery store with his eye on a handsome […]
Dominated by its impressive 12th Century hill top fort, Jaisalmer is a bustling oasis surrounded by the equally impressive Thar desert. We spent the majority of our two day visit exploring the old town district within the fort walls, which is primarily a bustling cornucopia of fabric sellers, cafes, restaurants, jewellers and sellers of cheap […]
Upon first arriving at Jodhpur train station and joining the awaiting shoal of tuk tuks outside, little do you realise that for the next few minutes you will be entering an alternative reality that really has to be experienced to be believed. Imagine Brighton’s narrowest Laines on a busy Saturday afternoon, but all the shops […]
Pushkar is one of those towns that, when you mention you’ve been to India, evokes interest in the eyes of fellow travellers who have more than likely also visited this part of the world. From the pre-dawn hike up to the Savitri Temple to catch the sunrise, to a blessing from the dodgy ‘priests’ that […]
It’s a cliche, but Iceland really is a stunningly beautiful country. From vast volcanic horizons to majestic glacial vistas to lava strewn shorelines to picture postcard waterfalls, they really do have every base covered….