Phuket – Sublime to the ridiculous 

We were looking forward to a restful time in Phuket following on from our whirlwind tour of India. We certainly got that, although Patong Beach was probably our first experience of a very un-Thailand like resort. It is very much an international beach destination and you could really be anywhere in the world. There were…

Jaipur – Bollywood in the Pink City

Jaipur was the final book in our trilogy of India. We had become used to the madness of the country and also had got to know our fellow travellers, so in combination this probably made it the most enjoyable city. Jaipur was painted pink for the visit of Prince Albert and they liked it so…

Dhula Village Camping or Glamping?

So this was the question we were all asking ourselves before arriving at Dhula village. Having not been told that there would be a camping experience on this tour we were a little unsure.  Dhula village is about a three hour drive from Agra and would be home for one night. The actual camp site…

Agra – Taj Mahal and Diwali

The 30th October was the day we went to the Taj Mahal, memorable for that as well as being Diwali and most importantly my mum’s birthday! It was an early start, we left the hotel around 4 in the morning to get to the head of the queue before sunrise. Although the entry was chaotic…

Delhi

We arrived in Delhi just before Diwali, it is celebrated in a very similar way to how we celebrate Christmas ; with the exchange of gifts and half price sales in furniture shops. Oh and fireworks, there are whole streets of Delhi where all the shops sell are fireworks. I’ve no idea what they sell…