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Cochin, Cochin, India travel blog

Cochin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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The bus ride to Kochi was a seven hour nightmare and we have decided that any journey which takes longer than 4 hours will be done by train from now on. We go straight to the fort side and stay at a small guest house called Wilson's. It would have ...

Short and sweet - WOW,  I'm in Nepal!, Sunauli, Nepal travel blog

Short and sweet - WOW, I'm in Nepal!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We had a very uncomfortable, 10 hour bus ride from Varanasi to the border. But a short walk and a $30 visa later, we were in Nepal. As with every border town, Sonauli is a complete shithole. Our hotel room was a massive rip off. Horrible place. Only ...

Short but not sweet, Ahmadabad, India travel blog

Short but not sweet

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... it unpleasant. Whilst wandering we came across a bridge and looked over too see kiddies playing in filth, as you do a lot in India. Their little shanty dwellings were on the banks of the Sabarmati river. I saw an old guy squatting at the river's edge ...

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur, Udaipur, India travel blog

The Relaxing Tentacles of Udaipur

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... and enjoyed relaxing by the lake - a lot. But it was time for Udaipur to release us from her gentle embrace. The rest of India was calling. The only stain on my Udaipur memory is the ass touching man that David punched in the arm. Lots of men came ...

Bank woes, or how I miss my first Himalayan sunset, Sarahan, India travel blog

Bank woes, or how I miss my first Himalayan sunset

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... you. I know I'm trying to get money out!! That's the problem. Also, what's the point ringing me at home when I'm blatantly in India? El Stupido. The end result was I wasted money, got pissed off, got stared at by some men, and missed a great sunset. Not ...

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [trek day 6], Guilling, India travel blog

Mad Dogs and Englishmen [trek day 6]

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... . Francoise, Katryn and I took ourselves up the road to look in the little stalls. Pretty much the same as anywhere in India - foodstuffs and hanging sachets of shampoo and betel nut. Down a side track we watched women gathering peas and Francoise and I ...

Dalai Lamas Home, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Dalai Lamas Home

A travel blog entry by meandher

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July 1st McLeod Ganj The Home of the DL and yes he was home when we called! We were subjected to quite a high level of security (metal detectors and removal of cameras, a quick frisking etc but the 'temple' was thronged with people listening ...

The Half Century!!, Amritsar, India travel blog

The Half Century!!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... ! (Poms - you should remember this number one hit from summer 2005!) I had heard so many different stories about India including robberies, illnesses, diseases and a whole host of other horrible experiences I was afraid I wouldn't like it. They ...

Akbar's City, Agra, India travel blog

Akbar's City

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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I foolishly thought I'd try and get a good night's rest before having to get up at 4am to get the 5am bus out of Khajuraho which would take us to Jhansi then we'd get a train on to Agra to meet the seppos, Meg and Ryan. At about 23.30, three rooms ...

Pink Flu Anyone?, Jaipur, India travel blog

Pink Flu Anyone?

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... give to beggars but instead if you feel inclined, to make a donation to one of the official charities that exist all over india). However this does little to asuage your immediate guilt. We had a driving / walking tour of the main city sights in ...

Afternoon in the trenches, Kafnu, India travel blog

Afternoon in the trenches

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Up to find that my tooth is gunky again. Grr. And there were clouds covering the entire view. Double grr. We headed down to Rekong Peo for breakfast and to use the internet before we start the trek. I had a interesting toilet experience in a random ...

Brief, Kolkata, India travel blog

Brief

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... natives and europeans alike.' or those that died during the various battles in the 1840's when the Brits were trying to conquor India, or for people that had died of dystentry or drownings.  Quite a few long explanations.  Outside it was still ...

Deogarh with a side of peace and quiet, Deogarh, India travel blog

Deogarh with a side of peace and quiet

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... his house.  Both stops were great as we got a good feel as to how actual lives are led and not just that everyone in India knows how to try and scheme on tourists.  His sister's family is a military one.  The father of the house comes home ...

Marvelous chai!, Bikaner, India travel blog

Marvelous chai!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... small, thin, traditionally dressed Indians. Just like you would expect from colonial days. No wonder there are no wild animals left in India, they're all in Lalgarh Palace Hotel! It was nice to wander round looking at all the old photos though, and the ...

A stint in Mysore, Mysore, India travel blog

A stint in Mysore

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... nbsp;  In an effort to experience the famed Mysore markets, we dived headfirst into the bazaar.  It was authentic India at it's finest: multi-colored tikka powder, burlap sacks full of chilies and potatoes, and hordes of men selling ...

Mum in Mumbai!, Mumbai, India travel blog

Mum in Mumbai!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... than a city of over 16 million people! Not long after arriving, we headed down to the harbour to see the famed Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George and now a must-see on any Mumbai visit. Across the road was the palatial 5 ...

Gujarat, the ultimate travel challenge, Palitana, India travel blog

Gujarat, the ultimate travel challenge

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... . They also have a training program for lay midwives in rural areas, in an attempt to reduce the maternal mortality rate; India claims 25% of all maternal deaths worldwide. There is an obvious need: literature on the birth attendant program quotes some ...

An Ode to India, All the places we have visited, India travel blog

An Ode to India

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... juicy steak, I'm getting the feeling we made another mistake! Let's head for the mountains where it's nice and cool, A part of India which is a real jewel. Kodaikanal is a trek and a half if you are catching the bus, I was minding my own reading a ...

To Shimla on the Himalayan Queen, Shimla, India travel blog

To Shimla on the Himalayan Queen

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... up, squatting with their butts out and a little pile underneath them. For ages and ages, with their chins resting in their palm. India must be a country of constipated people. At Kalka I swapped trains since the one up to Shimla is a narrow gauge toy ...

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan, India, Bikaner, India travel blog

The Golden Triangle and Rajasthan, India

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... like cattle and a small crowd soon formed around us, just staring and whispering. Speaking of cattle, cows are everywhere in India...wandering the alleyways, sleeping on the streets with cars whizzing by, poking their heads into shops to see what food ...

Team Lovely Cookie, Chitkul, India travel blog

Team Lovely Cookie

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Heh, Jenny slept great. They're going to start fighting for the pleasure of sleeping with me. Having said that, I've got terrible wind. Might be the beans I scarfed the other night. We had a leisurely breakfast [the bridge was still out] and then most of ...

You want a Safari?, Jaisalmer, India travel blog

You want a Safari?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... in the Himalayas!! It was funny though, paddling round a man-made lake, in a huge blue swan on the edge of the desert in India with temples in and around the water! The fort looked brilliant from there. Back in our room it was nice to sit on the ...

Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account, Pondicherry, India travel blog

Of Moustaches and Men: an irreverent account

A travel blog entry by mxharris

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... under-30 crowd in a ubiquitous fashion, it gets a bit tiresome .)   For my readers who haven't set foot in India (more specifically the south of India) you must realize that you have never seen a place with a per-capita moustache population ...

New Delhi - Day 10, New Delhi, India travel blog

New Delhi - Day 10

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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I don't know why but lately we seem to have been having disastrous mornings, followed by really good afternoons and evenings. Once again this is how our day started. We woke up in our hotel and after having seen all the market stalls the night before, ...

GOA, GOA, India travel blog

GOA

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... at the train station at least an hour before (as is advised) bought goodies for journey and waited for The Goa Express!! India's version of express and mine are obviously two completely different meanings. We got talking to Rob a traveler from England who ...

Raj hill station, Shimla, India travel blog

Raj hill station

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... keen to talk to us..especially about England. Shimla is a popular destination for weekend breaks from Dehli and honeymooners from all over India. We discovered that it was the 'wedding season' and many of those with whom we chatted were part of a wedding ...

A (non) Monsoon Wedding, Hyderabad, India travel blog

A (non) Monsoon Wedding

A travel blog entry by andreaturner

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... on my last day in Hyderabad at the wedding of my friend, Anju, and her new husband, Amit. A native to southern India's Kerala region, Anju's matrimonial debut was set in traditional southern style with vibrant color under a beautiful floral altar with ...

Kali, incense, and major construction!, Cochin, India travel blog

Kali, incense, and major construction!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... basically collapsed for about 5 hours.  Wandered a bit after I woke up, did some essentials, ATM, water, bookstore (found my India guide!) and had masala chai and veggie samosas at the Teahouse a local place that could have been right in San ...

MYSORE, MYSORE, India travel blog

MYSORE

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... their own. At lunch we bump into Martin & Caroline and agree to meet for dinner. We chat all night putting the world or at least India to rights and before we know it its midnight and bed time. We have to spend one more day here so we go to the local ...

Bollywood here I come!, Pozhikkara Beach, India travel blog

Bollywood here I come!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Ok, so I'm not really going to Bollywood...but, was featured with two others from the Beach and Lake on the local news station after they interviewed many of us about the pollution in the lake/ocean and dead fish that had popped up the previous ...

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