It's hot. We've written some drafts. New posts will arrive when we have consistent AC or temperatures below 34°c
We arrived in Goa and we're immediately hit by the heat and the humidity. And then we realised that we'd moved states. And I mean we really noticed a change. Gone we're the small streets and dusty dry roads. It was humid, and it was a jungle. Palm trees and this Tarzan style vines covering … Continue reading Going to Goa
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
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.
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
After continued failed attempts to get an Uber from Haridwar to Rishikesh we finally made it to our hostel for about midday. Haridwar was incredibly busy and lively and we were the only westerners there. Rishikesh is very different. Well, Tapovan, the very northern tip of Rishikesh where all the yoga and tourists go. The … Continue reading Rishikesh
I know I'm behind on blog posts (blame the belly) but we've just said goodbye to our tour group. It had been an incredible two weeks, with an incredible group of people and we're sad to leave them behind! Our guide, Bhupesh, has been outstanding. An incredible source of knowledge and humour, and a real … Continue reading Goodbyes