Icicle feet (Shimla and Manali) October 28th 2007 One thing I forgot to mention before is that Indian men are VERY touchy feely with eachother. They walk down the street holding hands and cuddling. We haven't seen the women do this at all and it only seems to be the younger, unmarried men. If anyone knows more about this please let me know!
So, our last night in Rishikesh was Sunday 14th October. As the sun started to set we went and said goo ... read more
Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Manali 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
Well, here I am, just turned 30 and about to leave the UK to travel the world in Oct 2007 with my best buddy Jamila - yes these are our real names! I'm not too sure what I'm going to find, but I'm sure it's going to be a 'great adventure'...
The cunning plan is to spend 6 months away from home, with just a back pack - crammed full of useless items that I'll probably never need. Anyway, enough about my packing 'issues' this is the rough itinerary:
6 weeks in Northern India including the Taj Mahal (of course), Varanassi (most holy of Hindu sites) and Dharamsala (home of the exiled Dalai La... full info