The city of Pink and Amber October 22nd 2009 Leaving the serenity of India's untamed forest behind, we travelled north by train to Jaipur, the capital and largest city of Rajasthan, known both as the Pink City and as the City of Victory. We would be in Jaipur for 4 nights, giving us enough time to see the sights in and around Jaipur. We headed straight for one of the gates into the old walled city, which was planned by Maharaja Jai Singh II ... 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 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