Tanks and camels October 24th 2009 We knew that the famous camel fair at Pushkar was to start sometime around the end of October/beginning of November, but weren't sure that we'd be in Jaipur at the right time. Luckily, we found out that we would be around for the pre-meet, in advance of the madding crowds, so booked a trip to Pushkar on our last day. Before that, however, we had one more day in Jaipur, so decided to head for the h ... read more
Asia » India » Rajasthan » Pushkar The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
I work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Sin... full info