I never thought I’d say this, but I miss India. After the absolutely amazing time we spent in Nepal, knowing how we struggled with the place last time we travelled here, and having spent a minuscule amount of time actually being in India when I was last over there for work I was fully, Read More

The bus ride from beautiful, beautiful Munnar in the hills, down to somewhat variable Allapuzha (or Alleppey as it’s mostly known) started with a 05:00 alarm call to ensure that we were packed, primed and ready to go at the bus station when the bus allegedly arrived somewhere between 05:45 and 06:15 prompt.  We’d, Read More

  The local bus from Kochi was awesome as usual. Love local Indian buses. We were on this particular one for five hours and watched the city of Kochi whizz by, before climbing into the hills of the Western Ghats. Higher and higher meant cooler and cooler, a welcome change from sweaty, humid Kochi., Read More

The train from Goa was three hours late. We waited in the dark on the platform at Madgaon station, chatting to locals and other travellers and drinking chai. It was lovely and three hours flew by. The train turned up at 10pm and there was a mad rush to get on. I guess it, Read More

  This Monday we got up at 6:30 to go dolphin watching. We left our beach hut and with the help of the skipper and his mate, pushed the boat down oily chocks into the bumpy bay.  The 7 metre long boat was wooden, blue and white, with a starboard outrigger and a 9.9, Read More

After a thirty-seven hour train journey from Agra, which included two nights and one full day in an Indian 3AC sleeper carriage, I was expecting to be quite relieved to see the sea. The journey had been so much better than I had feared. Indian trains have changed a lot since we last travelled, Read More

Three Awesome Days on an Indian Sleeper Train By Sam (aged 10) Today, I woke up curled into the top bunk of a A/C 3 sleeper train at 5 o’clock in the morning Indian time (or half past 11 English time), 2 stops away from Madgaon station in Goa, India.  This was our 36th, Read More

So after a couple of days in Pushkar, we were back on the road again for another eight hours, this time for a bit of an excursion to Ranthambhore, home of the Tiger Safari. Or not… Here we had our first illness. Evan spent the whole day in a dark air-conditioned hotel room, throwing, Read More

Monday wasn’t actually very smug at all, it was actually pretty rubbish.  We spent eight hours in a car driving to Pushkar, and then spent another hour and a half listening to daddy have arguments about rubbish hotels.  A few days later though, we arrived at Agra… We have now been to the Taj, Read More

Day five of our whirlwind tour of Rajasthan in a car saw us in Jodhpur and the ‘Blue City’ has turned out to be one of our favourites. We stayed at K.P. Haveli Hotel for two nights, recommended by our Lonely Planet guide book no less. An interesting mish-mash of rooms beautifully decorated with, Read More