how to visit Agra

We heard many rumours about Agra…do not stay there, only stay one night, get in get out. But who do we listen to? In the end we decided to stay in Agra for two nights… Continue reading

a night out in Kolkata

Just under one week into our trip we hadn’t touched any meat or alcohol…until we found the chicken biryani and cocktails on the rooftop. After school one day we explored the busy area of New Market.… Continue reading

sleep and eat in Varanasi

Ganpati’s Guesthouse I read in my Rough Guide about Ganpati’s Guesthouse. I booked online one week before and was told their main guesthouse was fully booked so we were in the add on… Continue reading

what to find in Varanasi

  I already wrote a post about our interesting experience at the burning ghats, but there’s also so much more to see. It’s no wonder they call Varanasi the spiritual capital of India.… Continue reading

discovering Varanasi’s ancient traditions

We made our way from Kolkata to Varanasi on a 16 hour train journey (including Indian delays). We arrived into Varanasi’s busy train station where lots of people wanted to ‘help’ us, thankfully I… Continue reading

shopping for a sari

How can you come to India and not buy a sari? I didn’t buy just one sari either, in fact I bought sari’s for all the women in my family. I love the… Continue reading

Kolkata information

Accommodation Stay: We stayed in BMS’s guesthouse on Bose Road near Mother Theresa’s House. (Good reference spot when directing taxi drivers) Cost: Dorm room with fan 400 rupees per night (we had the… Continue reading

welcome to Kolkata

We didn’t know much about Kolkata. Our little research told us it used to be the capital of India until the British decided New Delhi was the best choice. Slowly the old spelling… Continue reading

let us begin

So here we are, India. The land of impossibilities made possible, so say the Indians. 2 girls has now changed into 3. Our lovely friend Lydia is joining us for a month on… Continue reading

since we were young

We’ve known each other since we were four years old, ever since Hannah (right) moved in next door pushing her little red wheel barrow across the path in front of a little blonde… Continue reading