Mother Ganga January 12th 2010 So, alone at last.... Hugh had headed off for Darjeeling and I was on my way to Varanasi on the overnight train from Calcutta. Usual overnight trip - pretty noisy, vendors constantly up and down the train offering food and drinks, "Chai Chai, Coffee Coffee" is the constant background noise! I was in a 'cabin' with an Indian guy and his mother on their way home after a break in Calcutta. He's a ... read more
Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Varanasi 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
So, I have my redundancy (hooray) and am off on my travels again. This trip will last four months and I aim to take in a little bit of Malaysia (for the beach), New Zealand and Australia (for the beer, BBQs, extreme sports and handsome guys) and China (for the hell of it)!
Having said that, on my trip around South America I managed to more or less ignore my planned itinerary, going in and out of Argentina three times, missing out huge parts of Chile and swinging through Columbia.
Hopefully this travel-blog will keep you up to date with my adventures as and when/where they happen.
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