Just a few hours away from Delhi by train is the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It sits on one point of “The Golden Triangle” that comprises of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Karl and I travelled here in 2009 and again (with my Mum) in 2014.
This is the epitome of a first world problem, I make no excuses about that. I am completely aware that I have been living a fantastic life over the last few years. This isn’t a cry for help, or a call for praise, it isn’t even a travel post really, although our holidaying is definitely… Continue reading Weight Gain Holiday Pain
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! The Hotel We spent two nights at the Raj Palace Resort, which lay on the road between the town and the national… Continue reading Tracking Tigers in Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur
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.
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 (you can read about it here). I thought things might improve. However, when we landed the fun continued and we were feeling hot and bothered! Also on:
The triumphant exit, Karl and I smiling at each other as we stroll through security with our upgraded boarding cards in hand, the camera fades to black and the string section soars to a glorious crescendo…that’s how I pictured it. Instead, I was ready to kill somebody by the time we had taken off. This… Continue reading How NOT to Start Your Adventure Round the World
After spending a month telling Karl that we were going to go travelling, he finally complied and we sat down to talk about it properly. This was going involve planning beyond anything we had done before, except maybe moving to London for university. Here is how we went about it all and some valuable lessons that… Continue reading Planning For The Big Trip