Category: My travels

Sri Lanka

Few countries will stay in my memory as long as this one. It seems like the ideal place. The weather is sunny and hot, but not oppressively so, and watching an epic sunrise is just an average evening for most

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Funny signs in Asia

I wasn’t planning on posting anything more from India, but I was reminded of something while staying in Chennai for a few days before the flight to Sri Lanka: funny signs. We’ve come across a lot of these while wandering

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Varkala, India

Well, we made it to the end of the Indian leg of our adventure. It has been an amazing trip so far. Along the way we’ve seen some truly fascinating things and met some great people, but India has been

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Mysore and the palace of a hundred thousand lights

As the locals proudly proclaim, Mysore is the second cleanest city on India. Although this is like winning a competition involving only one competitor, whose sole task is to shoot a single large fish in a small barrel with a

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The tale of the smoking laptop

Allow me to finally tell you the story of woe that describes why all my blog posts are about three months delayed. No, cit is not down to laziness, I swear. Well, maybe a bit, but mostly it is down

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A friendly elephant in Hampi

After the revitalising beach lounging experience in Goa, we decided to head to see something a bit more cultural. So we went to Hampi, a village surrounded by ruins and temples, neatly split in two by a winding river.  The

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Bribery and corruption in Goa

From Mumbai we headed south down to Goa, where I was planning on catching up on some work while Lida and Lena relaxed by the beaches. We were also going to meet up with Cass and Adam, who are a

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Madness in Mumbai

We eventually arrived into Mumbai after a fairly hectic few weeks travelling around Rajasthan and Gujarat from place to place, on night train after tiring night train. It was hectic, but a great experience – especially our time in Jaisalmer. We

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Rain in the Rajasthani desert!

Jaisalmer is a picturesque little (for northern India anyway) city in the north-west of Rajasthan, near the Indian-Pakistani border. The sunseared fort atop the hill at the centre of the city stands out starkly against the horizon as you approach.

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Sick as a dog in Rishikesh

First off, to the squeamish reader, you should know that I am totally fine now. This happened more than 2 months ago and I recovered quickly. To prove it: see picture below of me, clearly back to normal. The lack

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