India - again? October 31st 2009 I've been trying to work out exactly when I first travelled to India and how many times I've been back - and why?!
My research took me back to my old passports (the Passport Office used to be quite happy to cut off the corner of your previous document and return it to you with your new one). My very first passport was issued in April 1962, in the days when I was carving out a career in the trav ... read more
Asia » India » Kerala 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've bragged, I've blagged, but never before had I blogged - until I discovered TravelBlog!
If you dream of travelling the globe on less than five Dollars a day, be warned: I'm an experienced, mature traveller - not a backpacker. So, you won't find stories here about me thumbing my way across the Sahara, slumming it in cockroach-infested hostels, or sharing a room with giant mosquitoes. More my style are self-drive cars (or, better still, chauffeur-driven ones), first-class sleeper trains, and comfortable hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, holiday cottages, villas or apartments. Having said that, ... full info