48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow

Ahhh, India. After two months, you still don’t make any sense. We’d almost forgotten that everything is turned up to 11. All the time. The noise, the colours, the smells, the traffic, the crowds and the way that every minute of every day is a new experience. Delhi airport itself was surprisingly calm and well … More 48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow

One last week as beach bums – Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle and Kumbalgama

Just a quick update this time as there’s not a huge amount to report on the last week, which has been almost entirely beaches and surfing. We finally made it to Hikkaduwa last Tuesday morning after our monster journey from Adam’s Peak. An easy trip on the scenic coastal train but a bit of a … More One last week as beach bums – Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Galle and Kumbalgama

Our last week in South India: Munnar & Madurai

After finally tearing ourselves away from Varkala beach, we headed inland and back up to the Western Ghats. Another amusing trip on the Indian transport network. We nervously watched several trains come and go from Varkala station, all absolutely full to the brim with people hanging out of the doors and windows, praying that our … More Our last week in South India: Munnar & Madurai