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

Peaceful Rishikesh

Rishikesh Sunset

I arrive in Delhi, but I decide to leave as soon as possible and head to Rishikesh, to have some calm before the storm.  Luckily, due to jet lag, I manage a very early start.  I rush to New Delhi train station to catch the 6.50am train, only to discover non-Indians need to pre-book and the office is not opened today. Grrrrrr!!!  Great start!!!! I then discover there are no trains until tomorrow. Double grrrrrr!!!!! In a … Continue reading

Most Dangerous Road in the World?

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I had an amazing time with Gele’s family, it was a very special experience that I will treasure forever. The journey back to Kathmandu involved a one day trek and then a day on the dreaded public transport. The walk was pretty uneventful after all my previous adventures. It was a just lovely day’s walk in the Himalayas. The most exciting thing that happened was coming across a troop of … Continue reading

Can you spot Everest?

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The 2nd day of trekking was a tough day, only one direction, up, up, up, up and up.  My poor legs felt like they had done a marathon step class.  Every corner I was hoping I reached the top, but instead I was faced with another steep slope.  At one point I lost the feelings in my poor thighs :oS Around lunchtime we stopped for a snack since it was the … Continue reading

Christmas Day – Where’s the Turkey?

Daal Bhaat - typical Nepali dish

Christmas day was the start of a 3 day trek to Gele’s home village.  Can you imagine doing a day’s bus trip followed by a 2 day mountain hike (the locals walk a lot quicker than me *BLUSH*) to visit your parents?  However, this is very normal for all Nepali mountain folk. Christmas dinner was certainly different.  Well different for me, but not for Nepalese.   No turkey, no funny hats, no … Continue reading