Anjuna Goa

Our little house in Goa, and Anjuna beach

Renting somewhere to stay in Anjuna can be relatively cheap. There are plenty of guest houses, apartments and beach huts to choose from, and of course, if your not short of a few quid and would prefer something a little more upmarket there are also some really nice hotels and nearby 5 star resorts. I,…

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Travel Diary India – Part 16 – Mumbai again

Beer incident As I was getting on the train to Mumbai from Udaipur in Rajasthan I had a little accident involving a bottle of beer, here’s what happened. I had a large bottle of Kingfisher in the top of my backpack which I was hiding as Rajasthan is a dry state and it’s illegal to…

Udaipur

Travel Diary India – Part 15 – Udaipur

  UdaipurĀ is one of the most enchanting places I have visited so far in India. Many guest houses and restaurants occupy theĀ banks of lake Pichola and offer fantastic views and breath taking sunsets over the water. In reflection of its beauty and proximity to so much water, it has been referred to as the ā€˜Venice…

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Travel Diary India – Part 14 – Jaipur

Jaipur Hawa Mahal The Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is one of the most impressive buildings in Jaipur. It is stunning from both the inside and out. The grounds inside of the palace are quite large and you can freely walk aroundĀ and explore. There are many rooms, courtyards, corridors and staircases. I spent a good…

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Travel Diary India – Part 13 – Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri Almost 40km west of Agra is Fatehpur Sikri; a walled city that was built in the 16th century during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar and served as the capitol for a short time. This historic site can be reached easily and cheaply by catching one of the many local buses which run…

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Travel Diary India – Part 12 – Agra Fort

Agra Fort Just a couple of miles north-west of the Taj Mahal stands the imposing Mughal structure that is the Agra Fort. It was actually a more of a walled city and at first glance from the outside, it is very reminiscent of the Red Fort in Delhi with its similar design and construction materials,…

Travel Diary India - Part 11 - The Taj Mahal

Travel Diary India – Part 11 – The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is without doubt the most popular and recognised building in India. It is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for the favourite of his three wives; Mumtaz Mahal when she died giving birth…

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Travel Diary India – Part 10 – Khajuraho

Khajuraho From Varanasi our next destination should have been the capitol of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. But we feared it would be another filthy, horrible nightmare much like Delhi (see my post: Delhi scams). So, we looked at our options and contemplated going somewhere else. The main problem with this plan was the availability of transport.…

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Travel Diary India – Part 8 – Varanasi (video)

Varanasi After an uncomfortable 19 hour overnight train journey from Delhi, Anna and I arrive 800km south east in the holy city of Varanasi. After what happened in Delhi, I didn’t bother booking a hotel in advance, I knew that we’d be able to simply get in a rickshaw and the driver would know somewhere…