The Taj and Agra Fort

Today was a day of love – Agra fort and the Taj Mahal built by the Mughals, the line of blood that I think I may belong to! Taj Mahal is a…

Indian Trains and Rape Alarms

We left Hotel Saurya in Varanasi around 4:30pm in this convoy and arrived at this manic and bustling station…the weight of my green army rucksack was like me piggy-backing another human being…

Aarti

Back at Brownie’s for a pad thai, some chai and mango juice after a morning of writing and packing up! Met up with Tony my tuktuk walla, gave him my rain coat,…

Varanasi

I am sitting in a restaurant in Varanasi called Brownie that serves organically produced food and specialises in cheese. I feel like I have walked into a semi-heaven as there is electricity, Internet is on…

Back to India

Extremely long day of traveling (about 10 or so hours) starting at 8am from Lumbini (Nepal) to Sanouli. After the border check at Sanouli we took of on our own mini bus to Varanasi…

Lumbini

Early morning start, great breakfast of Indian hashbrowns and eggs and masala chai. We bade our farewells and shared our thank yous, taking Bikram and Ram DePundit and the village of Tharu…

Through elephant eyes

We rode elephants through the park this morning for two hours, my first elephant ride ever and our Mahout was called Junge Dai or Jungle Brother with his elephant Lakshmi, also the…

Elephants and Magical Tharu

Early morning rise in Kathmandu to jump on our 20-seater bus for only five of us. We didn’t need any air conditioning as we each had two seats to ourselves and windows.…

Kathmandu KONNECTIONS!

I met my group this morning after a breakfast of chai and mango…On this Imaginative Traveller tour on the Road to Delhi from Nepal, I was supposed to be sharing with a…

GANESHA

Back to the hotel and chilled and went to meet this mysterious woman at 7pm at Pilgrims restaurant… I ordered some jasmine tea and wrote for a bit, got Sunny, the angel…

Indian Maasai