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Travel diary India – Part 9 – More Varanasi (video)

More Varanasi The ghats along the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi are a weird and wonderful place, but there’s only so much craziness you can take before you start to go insane. So, we thought we’d try and seek out a bit of normality and spend a day in Varanasi’s city centre. The…

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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…

Travel Diary India - Part 7 Delhi

Travel Diary India – Part 7 – Delhi (video)

Delhi Delhi is an extremely busy and crowded city. The streets are filthy and populated by many homeless and desperate people. large groups of people sleep under bridges, in doorways and anywhere else they can find shelter. Some were even strewn out on busy side walks causing pedestrians to step over and navigate around them.…

Red Fort

Delhi scams

Arriving in Delhi We flew to Delhi from Kerala. We contemplated taking the train but the distance is quite significant and it would have taken at least a few days, a few days which we couldn’t really afford to spare. The plane was delayed four hours; nothing ever seems to run on time in India. …

Traditional Keralan house boat on the backwaters

The Keralan backwaters – Kochi, India

Keralan backwaters The Keralan backwaters are an expansive network of interconnected canals and lakes collectively reaching a distance of 900km. Many of these canals and waterways are manmade and have been used for centuries as a form of public transport, conveying goods for local trade and fishing. Many local people still depend on the backwaters…