PhotoBlog: Get Humped at Pushkar Camel Fair

Camel Smiling

I was very excited on arriving in Jaipur to discover the Pushkar Camel Fair was on. I have always wanted to visit it, so Ian and I just had to go. You have never seen so many camels in your life. Hopefully my photo blog shows how awesome it was. Info: The Pushkar Camel Fair is a five day festival, which is held every November on the full moon at Pushkar, … Continue reading

The Golden Triangle – Last Point, Jaipur

Amber Fort

It was another very bumpity bumpity bump journey to reach the last point of the Golden Triangle, Jaipur.  Our driver redeemed himself slightly– the main road to our hotel was one-way and the opposite way to how our car was moving, but after dodging all the oncoming cars/auto-rickshaws and taking a few side roads we safely reached our accommodation.  However, due to the lack of English, knowledge and smiles (i.e. bloody … Continue reading

Ranthambhore National Park – Tiger Spotting

Ranthambhore National Park

I decided to take a small diversion off the Golden Triangle, via Ranthambhore National Park, in the hope of spotting a tiger.  The journey there was a constant amusement to the group as we magically dodge buses heading straight for us, families on motorcycles, local folk wandering all over the road, camels pulling huge loads, and the many animals dawdling in front of us. There was a constant “Oh Jesus” … Continue reading

The Golden Triangle – Agra

Taj Mahal

To avoid sitting in Delhi traffic for hours, it was an early start to Agra.  It paid off and we had a fantastic journey, taking an excellent toll road and seeing no suicidal cows, until we hit the outskirts of Agra. However, our driver was very, very, very, very hard work.  He’s a pretty solemn character and communication is almost virtually impossible.  Luckily, he knew the way to Agra and once there, the hotel was … Continue reading

The Golden Triangle – Delhi

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My parents arrive in India and the first part of our adventures is the Golden Triangle.  The Golden Triangle takes in the wonders of Delhi, Agra and finally Jaipur. The first day of their trip and ah-oh, I awake in Delhi to have to dash to the bathroom.  Not a pleasant start to the morning, head in a bucket, bum on the toilet, Delhi belly had struck.  I don’t know how, since I had … Continue reading