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Archive for December, 2012

India Holiday – Day 8: Jaisalmer

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:00 pm

The hotel in Ranvas Fort in Nagaur really is spectacular; the surroundings and staff all give the impression of royalty; it is nice to be treated as such. Alas, we have to leave and do so after a delicious breakfast – where Mamta thankfully is well enough to have Paranthas. Paranthas or Parathas, or even […]

India Holiday – Day 7: Nagaur

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:10 pm

The first call to prayer is at 4:45am, and the sound carries extremely well into our suite. That ritual amplified sound of severely tortured dog is definitely one I can do without – might I suggest that muslims who wish to pray get an alarm clock and let the rest of us sleep? Sadly, Mamta […]

India Holiday – Day 6

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Our last day in Jaipur: rest day. We get up at 9 and have breakfast, after which I have a much-needed whole body massage and Mamta and Iain relax. Our driver (did I mention that he’s super friendly and helpful?) picks me up before lunch so I can go and try out the suit and […]

India Holiday – Day 5

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:00 pm

After a late night, we had a relatively early start, setting off to the Amber Fort at 8:30, to be there in time to get our planned elephant ride to the fort, up a steep cliff side. The queue was fast moving and our guide for Jaipur was both friendly and competent, which was nice. […]

India Holiday – Day 4: Jaipur

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:00 pm

Today, we checked out of the Metropolitan to make our way south, into the province of Kings: Rajestan. Jaipur is the capital and our destination, just 230km from Delhi, and we started at 8:30am. Our driver, the affable Mr Prakash, assures us it will take 5-6 hours, which means we will average perhaps just 35km/h, […]

India Holiday – Day 3

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:00 pm

Today, the alarm went off at 7am, to let us start out sightseeing at 9am – necessary to avoid the crowds. Life in Delhi starts late, and ends late – many shops do not open until 10, 11, or even 12. Except the vegetable markets, which are open from 4-10am. Vegetarians need to start early […]

India Holiday – Day 2

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 10:00 pm

Today, Mamta had curry for breakfast (Parathas) and thoroughly enjoyed it; I tried more traditional fare as I’m not sure I can do 3 curries a day! The Haze is better than Day 1, but I can still taste the burning tires. Visibility is much better too, we can see perhaps 1000m! Nice temperature of […]

India Holiday – Day 1: Delhi

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 12:00 pm

What a day! We checked in early to enjoy the full experience of the Virgin Clubhouse in Heathrow – and had a haircut and pork belly for dinner, all included in the Upper Class experience. What a difference to “normal” air travel, and a great start to our holiday 🙂  I am sure Iain will […]