Ooty is absolutely stunning and we’ve had the best and most relaxing time here – well worth the gruelling twelve hour journey! Following our adventurous ride from Mukkodlu to Madikeri, we squeezed ourselves and our bags into a rickety old bus to Mysore, before boarding a coach for the very long but very beautiful journey … More Out and about in Ooty, the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’
We had high hopes for Coorg (now called Kodagu) after the mayhem of the last week in Bangalore and Mysore and couldn’t wait to get out into the countryside. We’d read lots about the region before deciding to fit it into our trip. Kodagu used to be its own state before it was absorbed into … More Coorg: The Scotland of India?
We’d never have described ourselves as ‘city people’ before arriving into Bangalore and so we were both surprised by the sense of relief and excitement we felt as we drove in past the many shops, restaurants and bars. The feeling didn’t last long. Four days later and we are ready to declare ourselves country folk … More Bangalore & Mysore: A tale of two very hectic cities
After two full days exploring the temples and ruins (read about it in Hampi Part 1!), we decided to give ourselves a break and take some time to find out what else Hampi had to offer. First on the list – bouldering! Climbing is most definitely Jamie’s forte, so over to him for this bit… … More Hampi Part Two: Boulders, bikes and big-ass bugs
Bit of a mammoth update this time so I’ve had to split it onto two posts. There’s just so much to write about beautiful Hampi.. We arrived here bright and early on Monday morning after a surprisingly comfortable overnight bus from Goa to Hampi. We’d booked the bus as a last resort because the train … More Hampi Part One: Temples, thalis and tuk tuks
After the New Year mayhem in Palolem, we headed down to Patnem, the next beach along, in search of somewhere quiet for a few days of detoxing. Although it’s just a few miles down the road, peaceful Patnem is much quieter than Palolem. It’s just as touristic but in a different way – less sunbeds … More Patnem & Agonda: Beach hopping in South Goa
We made it to India! Despite a few snags on the way, including some delays for Jamie and a hectic sprint through Mumbai airport for me, we successfully met up in the middle of the night at our guesthouse on Bogmalo beach. First impressions for both of us – ‘my God it’s hot, and why … More Starting 2018 in Goa