Taj Mahal 2

We’ve seen it! In fact i’m typing this only 200 odd meters away from it! We arrived in Agra yesterday and we visited it first thing this morning getting up at 5am (these early starts hurt!), the Taj Mahal is even more amazing in real life than in the photos, and is a real feat ...

Delhi ahoy 2

We finally made it to North India! Over 2000km later and three trains! Our plans kind of fell to crap for a bit but we got there in the end. Our decision to leave Kollam for Hyderabad was a badly timed one, we arrived at the train station on the day and could only get ...

Delhi Belly

Finally we made it to North India. It was a bit of a journey! The first train was a 26 hour journey to Hyderabad (middle of India), we were too late to get any reservation of any sort so we had to buy an unreserved second class ticket, this class it actually the lowest

Heading in one direction

We’ve now done the state of Kerala, and had a really great time cruising through the lush tropical back waters on numerous boats. It’s been really beautiful here, and the people are very friendly and relaxed. We got talking to some lovely villagers the other night who invited us to have dinner with them. They ...

Kommunist Kerala 2

We’re now in the very south of India in the communist state of Kerala, it’s really strange that only one state is communist, but you know when you’re here as there’s red flags (with the hammer and sickle) everywhere! I should wear my Che Guevara t-shirt but it’s far, far too dirty, as are all ...

Tropical Beach Hippiedom

We left Panjim last Sunday and travelled using the local buses up to Arambol, the northern most tip of Goas coast. It’s a strange place, completely geared up for travellers, and not that Indian, the beach shack we stayed in however was right on the beach, and it had resident pigs. The main town itself ...

Go Goa Go 2

We left Mumbai at 6:55am on the 2nd of January on a train heading to Goa. It’s at the times when you have to wake up at 5:45am and carry a heavy backpack around looking for your train, that you debate whether you made the right choice to do this thing for six months!! But ...

Mental Mumbai

We arrived safely in Mumbai at 1am on the 31st December, the plane ride was smooth and no problems until we had to land, and we had to circle Mumbi a few times. What really struck us about Mumbai was the shear amount of homeless people throughout, from the taxi we drove past streets and ...

White Christmas! 2

It has snowed on Christmas day! The snow held off until evening and has started falling, with temperatures due to drop to minus 10 degrees tonight, chilly! We went out for a Christmas evening walk to experience snow on Christmas day, which for an Englishman is quite a rare occurance. Here’s some snow graffitti we ...

Christmas in Munich

We’re in Munich now! On Saturday we moved out of our flat in Highbury and suddenly realised while walking down the street that we are officially homeless for the next six months. A very strange feeling, but quite liberating as well. We flew to Munich yesterday, and were greeted by loads fo rain. Apparently for ...