Tag Archive: Backpacking

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

Jaisalmer Camel Trek

If you are visiting Jaisalmer you HAVE to go on a camel trek through the Thar Desert. The Trek The Thar desert divides India and Pakistan, it is one of the most densely populated desert’s… Continue reading

13 Indian Train Station Rules

I’ve come up with a helpful guide to prepare and ease your mind on the chaotic station platforms 1. You need patience 2. Be fine with everyone staring at you 3. Drink lots of chai 4.… 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

Anokhi in Jaipur

My guidebook led us to the Anokhi cafe for “Real coffee, fresh juices, terrific cakes and cookies…”. After we’d had lunch we went to explore the shop across the hall. Think Anthropologie in… 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

sunrise and sunset at the taj mahal

So you want to visit the Taj Mahal? Well of course you do! Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the beautiful tomb in memory… Continue reading

planning our trip

I had a lot of fun planning and researching my trip and would happily do it again and for other people too. If this isn’t your thing there are lots of travel companies… Continue reading