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Never on Sunday, Mon, India travel blog

Never on Sunday

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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November 26, 2014  GARAMUR (Majuli Island) to MON (Nagaland)  Paramount Guest House - 1000Rs reasonably clean double, with cramped bathroom & bucket shower    6:45 Wake-up 7:00 Breakfast 7:45-8:15 Jeep to Ferry 150Rs (3x50Rs) ...

Jaipur - Agra Day 6, Jaipur, India travel blog

Jaipur - Agra Day 6

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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After Andrew fell asleep ridiculously early last night, he awoke at 11pm and couldn't get back to sleep. He resorted to watching Men In Black 3, a film I have watched many times. Being the horrible, cheeky person that he is, he also took his malaria ...

Murudeshwar Shiva Temple, Murudeshwara, India travel blog

Murudeshwar Shiva Temple

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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We pulled our curtains to a great view across the bay, the sea was already full of early morning bathers and the beach covered with cows and early market traders.  A leisurely breaky (with real toast) set us up for a chilled day without any ...

Arrive Mumbai (Bombay), Fort Mumbai, India travel blog

Arrive Mumbai (Bombay)

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... (M's mother) survived the explosive swab after failing to smuggle a bottle of water onto the plane, and Lottie (niece) slept her way to India - not bad for a day flight. We arrived at 0300 to 32 degrees of Mumbai smog and made our way to our usual non ...

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur, Udaipur, rajasthan, India travel blog

Indian home cooking/ luxury living in udaipur

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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  ...and then add a teaspoon each of cumin seeds, ground coriander, anise, red chilli powder, chopped green chilli, a pinch of salt and simmer... Aahhhh, the aromas emanating from the pot on the stove in Renu Mahta's kitchen are mouthwatering! ...

My butt hurts..., Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

My butt hurts...

A travel blog entry by zee

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After leaving our passports with an agent in Kathmandu, we headed off to Chitwan national park, to fill in time while Chinese and Indian visas were sorted out for us (there should be ominous music here... the words organised and Nepal really don't occur ...

That's 5 months Del-boy, New Delhi, India travel blog

That's 5 months Del-boy

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... . There are loads of signs everywhere for female protection (which of course is great) but still it's definitely an issue for India. Lizzie has been particularly affected by it, I literally started on two men today for trying to perv on Liz taking close ...

Mansarovar Parikrama, Qugu, China travel blog

Mansarovar Parikrama

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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Holy Mansarovar to Hindus or Tso Mavang or Mapan to Tibetans is holiest of lakes. It is fascinating, inspiring and is revered by all who have glimpse of it even once or seen its mystic grandeur. Its sublime serenity and aura is soothing and calms the ...

photos from Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

photos from Jaisalmer

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I'll put in the story later. For now, here's what a desert city is like... http://www.flickr.com/photos/71103764@N00/ ...

India - Chennai, Chennai (Madras), India travel blog

India - Chennai

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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...   I really enjoyed my time in Chennai. I feel i'm adapting well and am really enjoying seeing and learning about India. I loved walking around and watching everyday life go by. There is always something interesting to see. The locals are friendly ...

India - Bengaluru, Bangalore, India travel blog

India - Bengaluru

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... modern too. I'm slowly learning that, turning up unannounced and expecting a room to be available isn't always the best tactic in India. While that works in other countries, it doesn't work here. Reason being, in places like Thailand and Cambodia, locals ...

Mumbai City Tour, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mumbai City Tour

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... .  Our city tour included many of the places that were attacked, the Taj Hotel, the Gateway to India, Jain Temples, Gandhi's home, Fishermans village, Chowpatty Beach, the hanging Gardens of Mumbai and a coffee stop in ...

Om, Rishikesh, India travel blog

Om

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... Israelis here than you can imagine. We are tired- not going to lie. Since last we wrote, we have covered a LOT of ground. India is huge, and despite our best efforts to keep our plans realistic, we have worked our way pretty far north. We've seen ...

North Sikkim Tour: Day 2, Lachung, Lachung, India travel blog

North Sikkim Tour: Day 2, Lachung

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... pronounced head wiggle.."but chili okay right?" I rest my case.  Tongba is an alcoholic home-brew beverage popular in NE India and the Himalayas. Sonam and the driver offered to go into town to find us some. Dave and Sylvain treated. At ...

The last refuge of the hippies, Mcleod Ganj, India travel blog

The last refuge of the hippies

A travel blog entry by zee

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... are friendly, which truthfully, is probably because the locals are all Tibetan. It was here that we sheltered from the rest of India while we organised tickets out of the place. Our original 20 weeks had turned into 3! But we decided to cut our losses ...

Time for Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Time for Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Our Delhi to Kolkata sleeper journey had been really comfy, raising our expectations of Indian rail, and so we were a bit disappointed by our overnight journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Station. Our ...

Live dangerously: eat in India, Amritsar, India travel blog

Live dangerously: eat in India

A travel blog entry by zee

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... flat space, i've flown over Oz and seen the African savannahs (ok, only on documentaries, but it still counts), but in India it's all cultivated. There are people everywhere. I think it's here that it actually hits you how crowded this country really ...

Arranging a Tour in North Sikkim, Gangtok, India travel blog

Arranging a Tour in North Sikkim

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... to get our permits stamped at the checkpoint. We went in while the other passengers waited. Waiting is a normal part of life in India and even though we were the only ones holding up the drive, no one complained or seemed impatient.    The ...

North Sikkim Tour: Day 1, Lachen, Lachung, India travel blog

North Sikkim Tour: Day 1, Lachen

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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10/31-11/2, 2014:  3-DAY NORTH SIKKIM TOUR October 31st - Day 1 GANGTOK to LACHEN New Holiday Inn 123 km   We decided on Lord Travel's 2-valley - 2 night, 3 day tour with upgraded hotels. We liked Sonam, the head of Lord Travels, and ...

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!, Delhi, Ireland travel blog

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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Oh my God, I'm here! I'm actually in India... I'm typing this from an internet cafe on the main bazaar in Paharganj, Delhi, with the sweat trickling steadily off me and the incessant noise of horns blaring out on the street...it's chaos out there, but ...

Guwahati the Transit Hub, Guwahati, India travel blog

Guwahati the Transit Hub

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... This will delay the Assam activation for a few more days. The Government makes it a pain for foreigners to get SIM cards in India. Tomorrow we will go to Tezpur. From there, we will enter Aranachel Pradesh, the state which requires a $200 permit to ...

Meltdown in the City from Hell, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

Meltdown in the City from Hell

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... feelings. I felt much better after doing so and by the time I climbed up into my berth for the overnight journey to Varanasi, India again seemed an adventure after the blip that was Agra. P.S. - I should also mention that since my last entry I spent a ...

Atop Lepulekh Pass and over to Tibet, Gunji, India travel blog

Atop Lepulekh Pass and over to Tibet

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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... terrain. Reaching such dizzy height had been a great challenge, yet a highly exhilarating experience. The Pass is the international divide between India and China. Tibet is only a small step away from the top of the pass. There are no border posts, no ...

The Pink City, Jaipur, India travel blog

The Pink City

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... Jaipur is a big city of about 4 million. In the afternoon we did a bit of a walking tour. I saw the Hawa Mahal, India's second most photographed building. Then ventured through the old town and markets, with a stop at LMB, Jaipur's famous sweet and snack ...

Navidhang and Om Parvat, Gunji, India travel blog

Navidhang and Om Parvat

A travel blog entry by kailashi

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'Navi' means navel and 'dhang' mountain. Navidhang is thus called because the mountain in the foreground has the shape of a navel mound.    Our trek of today is only nine kilometres. We leave the camp after a heavy breakfast at 09,30. The ...

India - Jammu, Jammu, India travel blog

India - Jammu

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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The last stepping stone before my reaching Kashmir was Jammu city, which is in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Again, my time here was short - well, it was supposed to be. I took an early morning train from Amritsar to Jammu Tawi. It was delayed (of ...

Taken for a ride, Bhuj, India travel blog

Taken for a ride

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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I'm sure not for the last time we finally visited somewhere and wish we hadn't bothered.  Not that it isn't interesting to see a variety of places but the time involved in getting to and from Bhuj and the less than inspiring tour of the surrounding ...

An overdiu rest! (groan), Diu, India travel blog

An overdiu rest! (groan)

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Diu is a bit of a suprise. It was still ruled by the Portugese, along with Daman and Goa, up until 1961 when India and Portugal actually went to war when India invaded the enclaves to get them back. Obviously Gandhi hasnt had too big an impact on how they ...

R&R in Imphal, Imphal, India travel blog

R&R in Imphal

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... there to take our temperature. As we suspected, it was an Ebola precaution and when the nurse found out we had been in India for longer than a month (longer than the 21 day Ebola incubation period) she told us the temperature check was not ...

Delhi dally, Agra, India travel blog

Delhi dally

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... ;s swelter. For the first time in three months my body is not coated in varying degrees of perspiration. Sri Lanka and southern coastal India are 24/7 sweat machines. Two changes of shirt a day. Shower at lunch, rinse and hang, shower at dusk, rinse, ...

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