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

A word about Indian driving.  Drivers in India are insane.  Properly insane.  I’m surprised there are any of them left.  Every day in India, 400 people die on the roads.  That’s about 3.6 deaths every minute.  And to be honest, I’m not bloody surprised.  

Our first day in Delhi was a bit overwhelming after the relative calmness of Nepal. Despite the posh new airport being a bit like Heathrow, our taxi driver was still quite aggressive and the street our hotel was on was still in the main market street which was a huge scrum of people, stalls,, Read More

  It has been thirteen years since we were in Delhi, and in that time, the city seems to have completely changed. It was the last point on our first India tour and it’s safe to say that by the time we arrived, we were thoroughly India’d out. We’ve started our India tour in, Read More

  I’m struggling with where to start with this post. There are so many things, opinions and stories to tell that it’s difficult to know where to begin. I don’t want to write a diary type post, where I just catalogue what happened on each day, as that would have to be about 10,000, Read More

We’ve pretty much based the dates for the whole year’s adventure with the kids around the trekking seasons in Nepal, so, you can imagine the levels of excitement as we piled into our massively overpriced jeep (there’s a fuel shortage you know, and getting hold of petrol is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive) and, Read More

Today Evan got bitten by a leech.  A fly landed on his boot, he looked down and a leech was climbing out of his boot.  There was blood tricking down his foot!  We were in Kinche on the way to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal when this one happened but it had happened before, Read More

  Today me and my dad went to Poon Hill (Spoon Hill as I call it).  I got woken up at four o ‘clock in the morning.  Then I was forced to put on my clothes (all of the clothes I owned), it was NOBLIN!!!  Plus, to add to this it was pitch black., Read More

Today we finished our volunteering.  The family said goodbye by blessing us with tika and a marigold.  This is an ancient, hindu ritual.

It turns out that it’s a very long way from Portsmouth to Kathmandu.  The flights were long but we arrived, safe and sound, a bit smelly and on schedule.  Visa faff provided an interesting distraction.  Evan wasn’t too happy at being described as the ‘small baby” but him being under ten saved us a, Read More