Mumbai mix September 25th 2009 It's 2.45am and I've just got myself down onto a bed which my feet hang off the end of. Lonely Planet reckons that some of the rooms in the hotel I'm staying in 'flirt with pokiness', but mine is already having intimate relations... if I try, I can just about touch all four walls at once, it's stuffy and humid, and all I can hear is the continual beeping of car horns.
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Asia » India » Maharashtra » Mumbai 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