Writing about vibrant Varanasi has been surprisingly difficult. My memories of this extraordinary place were so jumbled, more a feeling than a narrative. After struggling with this concept, I decided that Varanasi, with its colourful collage of life and confusing lanes, is the inspiration for the structure of this piece. Let’s call it a maze of… Continue reading Vibrant Varanasi
Squeezing down a dusty alley in Agra, I was incredibly nervous to think that the Taj Mahal would fall in to the most unfortunate of travel categories. You see there is a moment, and most travellers will experience this at some point, when you finally lay eyes on a place that you have dreamed of.… Continue reading Is the Taj Mahal Worth the Hype?
Sawai Madhopur is a small diversion from the 3 points of India’s golden triangle. It is a tiny town that sits next to the Ranthambore National Park. Why is it so popular? Tigers!
Jaipur was so much more for me than just a collection of sights. Both times I visited, I experienced some pretty intense stuff. Here is a more personal look at my time in the pink city.
Taking to the tracks is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly, I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special.… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel
At the eastern end of Chandni Chowk market stands a vast red wall surrounding one of the cities most popular tourist hot spots, the Red Fort Delhi. We decided to visit on our first full day in India, part of our five month trip.
If you are visiting India, as nice as Delhi is, I am sure you will want to move on at some point as there is so much more to see. We spent a few intensely frustrating days dodging touts, following touts and going around in circles trying to do just that as part of our… Continue reading How to Escape Delhi in Five Days
The start of our five month trip was a disaster, we both messed up our packing and I had a mini meltdown when we boarded the plane (read about How NOT to Start Your Adventure Round the World). I thought things might improve. However, when we landed the fun continued and we were feeling hot and… Continue reading Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot – Our First Day in Delhi, India
My hubby, Mr Fluskey, has a travel quirk that most people don’t understand. He likes to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac in every new country he visits. After a long debate about this, I bent to his will. To try and alleviate my slight corporation guilt, I try to eat something from the menu that… Continue reading Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s