Hotel Grand Palace
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... ride to the next location on a map, in reality, turns out to be a long haul journey. This is why much of my travelling from place to place was done via night buses. Motorbike hire was only available for foreigners in Goa and parts of Kashmir. It would have been nice to have had the option to hire bikes elsewhere in order to explore each state more thoroughly under my own steam. Though in saying that, i've biked through Vietnam, where the roads were ...
... off the group tour. We have journeyed through the 'real' India as far as we can judge. But did we enjoy it?
You cannot be here and not notice how most everyone's life is not like your own. You cannot be here and ignore the poverty, the unremitting noise, dirt and over crowding. Nor can you ignore that the people seem warm, friendly and in a hurry to get somewhere or get something done. And you forget at your peril that this a country of world ...
... is in thatched huts and dorms, three vegan meals a day, outside showers and compost toilets, all for a paltry £2.50 per day. Everything in the community is low-tech and zero-waste as far as possible, and obviously water is precious - having to hand-pump every single drop of water you use for showering and laundry makes you appreciate it all the more.
It was great ...
... There is an issue with the travel agency where I booked my ticket and Qatar Airways of who is able to change the date. Let’s hope it works out. If not I probably will stay only two weeks or so in Thailand and do Cambodia in the remaining month before flying into Indonesia. Laos and Vietnam will not run away so I will still be able to visit them later I guess.
Sadly, the internet connection here is rather slow, so uploading pictures is not an option for the moment.
... could not continue. Rediscovery of the site was in the late 19th century. The local guide explained the significance of the religious carvings Thor the local people. A short drive away we stopped to explore another site. This area was a complex of 5 temples of varying size plus other carvings of animals including a lion, elephant and buffalo. The total complex is carved from one massive granite rock. Again it s excavated in recent times and ...