Thought of the day

To respond to violence with violence is to darken a sky already devoid of stars.

The Pink City Jaipur (AKA the slightly black, grimy city!!)

So we finally arrive in Jaipur,  I am eager to spot the Palace of the Winds and visit the Amber fort, but the weather has turned against us again! Thick fog rolls in and dismal greyness descends. Plus a local dignitary has passed away meaning pretty much everywhere is closed! But later on it getsContinue reading “The Pink City Jaipur (AKA the slightly black, grimy city!!)”

Pushkar, colourful camels and the pink City Jaipur

So we rolled onwards to Jaipur via Pushkar, home of the legendary camel fairs and Ajmer. No fair on in Pushkar sadly when we were there, but we still spotted a few brightly coloured specimens!!! Pushkar means Blue Lotus in Sanskrit and is a sacred town for Hindus, situated 11 kms to the North-West of Ajmer.Continue reading “Pushkar, colourful camels and the pink City Jaipur”

The Blue City Jodphur, via Ranakpur

On route to Jodphur we visited Ranakpur, an ornately carved Jain temple. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved and no two pillars are the same. Then onwards we trundled, me, Neil and our ever cheerful driver. Towards Jodphur the blue city and the epicContinue reading “The Blue City Jodphur, via Ranakpur”

India – Cross country car journey and beautiful Udiapur

So off we headed on the epic car journey from Delhi to Udiapur, stopping overnight in Jaipur where we would return to later.  We finally arrived, 26 hours later, just in time for sunset over the lake City of Udiapur. Throwing our stuff into our gorgeous room at the Hibiscus guest house which is a stones throwContinue reading “India – Cross country car journey and beautiful Udiapur”

Incredible India – Delhi continued

Here’s even more colourful market traders in Old Delhi We stumble across these beautiful ornate doors in one of the small back allies. Carrying on our second day in Dehli we headed to India Gate, the memorial which commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the BritishContinue reading “Incredible India – Delhi continued”

Italian break coming soon

So having very nearly successfully completed on the sale of my lil house I am looking forward to a culture packed break in one of my favourite countries – Italy. Flying into Pisa to do the obligatory tourist shot of the tower then heading off for the delights of the Cinque Terre for fours days before checkingContinue reading “Italian break coming soon”