Varanasi, a train journey, Agra, another fight on the buses, Jaipur February 27th 2007 A friend of mine emailed me recently saying she was really enjoying my blogs but couldn't tell whether or not I'm having a good time!!! Think I may have overdone it on the 'Indian chaos' stories - it's just too tempting not to describe them in all their insane glory! - but to anyone else in doubt, yes, I am having a really good time. Incidentally, I've been talking lately with some other travell ... read more
Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jaipur 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'm originally from London, England, and left everything to go travelling in October 2006, with just a one way ticket taking me to India, Singapore, Bangkok and Sydney. The rest was up to me and left largely unplanned, purposely - I wanted my travelling to take me rather than me controlling it. I had no idea how long I was going to be away for, or when, or if, I'd be back.
In the end I travelled for 15 months, spending the first 6 months travelling all around India, a long-time dream of mine, then on to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand again, Austra... full info