Month: October 2015

It’s all about the journey

It’s all about the journey

Our journey from Varanasi to Darjeeling was hectic. There were last minute cancellations, train stations crawling with rats, psychopathic creeps, potentially aggressive lady boys, child snake charmers plus the normal Indian chaos. India is a place full of contradictions, smoking on a train platform is […]

Vararatty

Vararatty

 The Rat has arrived! And instead of easing him into India slowly, our first stop is Varanasi. One of the most vibrant, spiritual and unbelievably indiscreet places on the planet. A very camp New Yorker we met in Jodhpur described it as “A fricking cess […]

Delhi Mêlée

Delhi Mêlée

Since arriving in India we have heard horror stories about Delhi. Tales of dead people lined up on the streets, crippled and bleeding beggars grabbing at your limbs, not to mention the scams. Delhi is scam city, hundreds of tourists get caught up in elaborate […]

Agra & Acid Attacks

Agra & Acid Attacks

The four hour train ride from Ranthambore to Agra was our first experience of sleeper class and what an experience it was. People were literally lodged into any available hole, including luggage racks. We didn’t have a reserved ticket meaning it was the floor or […]

Tiger Safari

Tiger Safari

The only reason to visit Ranthambore is in the hope of spotting a wild tiger. We had convinced ourselves and each other that seeing one was never going to happen and we would be very happy to settle for an alligator or maybe a few […]

Bundi

Bundi

Bundi is the calm between the constant storm that is India. We spent our days relaxing and making plans for our next adventure, Bundi actually means sweet which sums it up perfectly. We decided to spend out first night in an old Elephant stable attached […]

The Terracotta City

The Terracotta City

Jaipur is known as the pink city although I’d call it terracotta myself. This is the Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’. It was designed in a way that air circulates the rooms and corridors to keep the building cool. Natural air […]

Camelradery

Camelradery

Jaisalmer is known as the golden city and at sunset it’s easy to see why. With its beautiful sandcastle shaped fort standing tall in the centre of the town that was created around it, every slab of sandstone seems to shine at different angles, creating […]