Bellini's Guestbook

13th March 2020

Taxi Booking in India
Manali was once to be the most beautiful Hill station, but now it’s too much crowded. Beautiful photography and excellent blog.
From Blog: Manali in June
24th February 2020

Once I had the opportunity to go to that festival and I really liked the celebration of part of the agency that supported us.
13th August 2019

Very Good Blog
Very Good Blog. Nice reading it
From Blog: Chandigarh
24th July 2019

Glad Bellini is still kickin'
My texts are not going through, buddy! Find the sunlight amidst the are in a wonderful place. I had to come over here to make sure you were still cool. See you next year, Mike
From Blog: Vilcabamba
24th July 2019
Domes at Night

Sorry to hear about the rain but this is beautiful.
From Blog: Cuenca
9th July 2019
View from Hostal Lago Vista

El Salvador
From Blog: Suchitoto
28th June 2019

Rich in history. So many Unesco Heritage Sites and so little time.
From Blog: Copan Ruinas
23rd June 2019

Nice view
Not touristy
From Blog: La Ceiba
23rd June 2019

Looks like you are having a great time. The air freshener might have made me sick again, not sure. Usually the fragrance is too strong and if I'm already sick... well you get the idea. Glad you found a quiet place to stay.
3rd August 2018

Sick on the road
Nothing worse than getting sick while traveling especially food poisoning becuase you feel so bad longer than you want. Glad you are doing better.
3rd August 2018
View from Dinh Lang Biang Do Cau

Beauty around the world
We live in a beautiful world
From Blog: Da Lat
1st August 2018

Sounds like you've found a non-touristy place to explore. Thanks for taking us along.
From Blog: Quảng Ngãi
25th July 2018

Food adventures
So many eels so little time.
From Blog: Da Nang
21st July 2018

45 degree heat is a guarantee of misery everywhere you go
Delhi is better in the winter, still challenging, but much better. I always quite liked Delhi but with it recently having claimed the title of world's most polluted city perhaps there is never going to be a good time to visit.
From Blog: New Delhi
21st July 2018

All the new infrastructure makes travel very convenient but ...
I visited 10 years ago - sounds much the same but with more construction and a cable car -- woo hoo. Unfortunately, it also means that there will be many more tourists as well. To avoid all the tourists we mostly visit in shoulder seasons (if they even exist anymore -- a lot of places seem to be in season all year round), but we don't always get good weather, and in Sapa we couldn't see the rice terraces at all. I guess if we visit again, we will look for a smaller village nearby to stay. We also bought a lot of little purses and bags, etc. In Laos too. We felt it was the least we could do for these people that don't actually benefit from the tourism and with the weather being bad were the best thing there - meeting and talking to them made our stay very enjoyable. Have to mention the Baguette and Chocolat cafe too -- after a month of rice and vegetables I made it my mission to try all the French pastries, we visited every day but we didn't succeed!
20th July 2018

The touts are annoying at times and to have them follow you along the way with expectations would be annoying Thanks for taking us along.
14th July 2018

If we go back to India we will add this city to our list.
From Blog: Udaipur
14th July 2018
View from Top of Ishwar Palace Hostel

Amazing view and sunrise.
From Blog: Udaipur
12th July 2018

Delhi is more than just a capital city
You should have explored a bit more, I think. Yes, the air is thick, people are everywhere in huge numbers, but there are some fascinating sights, the like of which you'd be hard pushed to find elsewhere. Take a look at my most recent blog 'There's a hint of Delhi in the air...' and a previous one 'A capital with a capital 'C'' to see what you missed.
From Blog: New Delhi
12th July 2018

My favourite city in all India.
There's something about Udaipur that's made me want to return time and again. It's great when there aren't too many tourists in town. The last time I stayed at the Jaiwana Haveli the owner thought he was doing me a favour by giving me a top-floor room with a spectacular view of Lake Pichola and the Lake Palace Hotel. It was in a separate part of this old building and, although I could see the restaurant from my window, I had to descend four floors, cross a courtyard and then climb up three floors to eat!
From Blog: Udaipur
12th July 2018

Yes, Agra is Hell on Earth....
...but the Taj Mahal is Heaven. I've been there four or five times and seen it from every angle - the usual tourist 'wow' entrance, from the other side of the river, from my hotel rooftop, from the fort, and at every time of day - dawn, daytime and by moonlight. It never ceases to amaze. (Note to Bob: move it up your bucket list - you don't realise what you're missing!).
From Blog: Agra
8th July 2018

I don't think I would leave the Marriott...
unless it was in an airconditioned conveyance to the next air conditioned space. Near the bottom of my bucket list is to see the Taj Mahal, so your blog pretty much encapsulates what my experience will be.
From Blog: Agra
3rd July 2018
Rolling Chapati!

Cooking class
Never enough cooking classes! We try to take classes when we travel. Looks good.
From Blog: Jaipur
3rd July 2018

I'm laughing because your driver used the breaks 6 or 8 times. Generally I find they don't use them and .... you sometimes want them to.
From Blog: Shimla
29th June 2018
Another traffic jam

Love you capturing the local scene. Love the chaos.
From Blog: Manali in June

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