By the time we reached Jodhpur we were pretty done with ruins and forts. There are only so many one person can see before they all merge into one. We got off the train around 6:30pm.and grabbed a taxi to the old town. It couldn't take us to our hostel as the roads were too … Continue reading Jodhpur see previous post for photos
The train from Lucknow to Jaipur was a sleeper train in name only. It was our first trip in sleeper class (no air con and much cheaper than the luxurious 3A or 2A classes). We boarded shortly after midnight and crawled into our respective bunks fairly knackered and ready to pass out. Some of the … Continue reading Jaipur (again)
We woke up in our Jaipur hostel feeling a lot more rested than the previous day, even though our Indian room mates enjoy 2am phone calls and loud conversations! We also discovered that the usual bathroom queueing system that has worked in every other hostel is not the case with Indian hostellers. I may be … Continue reading The pink city cooking class.
We boarded our train from Varanasi to Lucknow at 2 pm on the 12th. As is the way with Indian trains we proceeded to sit in the station for another 20 minutes before pulling out of the station only to pull back in 15 minutes later to allow another train to disembark on our platform. … Continue reading Lucknow
Our first day in Varanasi started with a nap. After brekka we'd gone up to get ready for the day and I had completely crashed out whilst Gregor patiently googled hotels. Once I'd resurfaced we went for a wonder. Varanasi is like no where else we've been. The Indians also say it is unique. When … Continue reading Varanassi
When we booked trains to varanasi there were no beds left on any of the trains, so we booked onto the waiting list for two, Friday and Saturday. This was before we realised you can only book 6 journeys a month!! As I do, I had downloaded every train app I could find, as each … Continue reading Our first sleeper train.
Given we were in Rishikesh, I felt we had to do some yoga at some point. After a good ol' Google I'd discovered 3 day yoga retreats and managed to convince Gregor that it was a good idea. The first retreat I emailed got back to me quickly and asked that I ring one of … Continue reading 3 days yoga retreat