Tag Archive: backpacking india

North Goa: Arambol

Arambol was our first destination in Goa. I read about the hippy vibe and long stretches of beach. It’s quite a built up area with lots of shops and restaurants. We stayed here… Continue reading

Celebrating Diwali

Two girls in search of Diwali. After only staying in Kerala for three days, we travelled north to reach Hampi. The trains took us over twenty hours including a malfunction of the engines… Continue reading

Hampi

Hampi in the state of Karnataka is the most surreal landscape I’ve seen. The place looks like a combination of  the Flintstones, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones filmsets.  Hampi sits next to the… Continue reading

Kerala: Fort Cochin

Known as God’s Land, Kerala is made up of rice paddies, spice plantations and beautiful backwaters. The high season for Kerala is November – March. I don’t think I gave Kerala my full attention. I’d… Continue reading

India Awards

Along our Indian adventures Fran and I came up with an awards list. Now we are probably bias to many of the places (especially Jodhpur) but really, this list could go on and… Continue reading

Jaisalmer: the golden city

Visit We arrived at 5am after a dusty AC Sleeper class train journey from Jodhpur. Think desert landscape with sand coloured buildings. The city definitely had a Disney’s Aladdin feel about it! We… Continue reading

Pushkar Camel Trek

Through our guesthouse we organised a camel trek through the Pushkar desert. We were picked up in the afternoon on the main road with the camels waiting patiently for us. Seated on the… Continue reading

Pushkar: the holy city

Now if you are visiting Rajasthan you HAVE to visit Pushkar With more than 500 temples in and around Pushkar the city is known for its famous lake. They say  the lake formed from… Continue reading

Elephant Trekking

What do you think of when someone says India? Maharajah’s, desert, forts, camels, steaming hot curries and of course elephants… Facts: Indian elephants can spend up to 19 hours feeding and they may produce about 220… Continue reading

We crashed a wedding

On Lydia’s last night in India we had an eventful journey home from the restaurant On the Rocks in the beautiful blue city Jodhpur. Staff hailed us a tuktuk and we drove alone… Continue reading