The Ups and Downs of Travelling in India: Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan February 5th 2014 We loved Ladakh. But it isn’t really India. It was only when we got to Delhi that we experienced real India. And the culture shock from calm, relaxed, gentle Ladakh was greater than if we had arrived in Delhi directly from the UK.
People always talk about the ups and downs of travelling in India: Loving it one minute, hating it the next. Wonderful sights interspersed with shocking sights. Great ... read more
Asia » India » Rajasthan 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
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info