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,…

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…

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…

part-10-Khajuraho

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.…

part-8-Varanasi

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 couldnā€™t really afford to spare. The plane was delayed four hours; nothing ever seems to run on time in India.Ā …