Homeward Bound

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8.30am (3.00am GMT) – We’ve had breakfast, packed our bags and printed our tickets. We are leaving the hotel, on our way home! 10.30am (5.00am GMT) – We’ve got to the airport, checked in and deposited our bags without too …

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Don’t Call us…

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Vipassana Pagoda – This is our last full twenty four hours in India. We should be on a plane out of here at 1pm tomorrow. As part of our booking with the hotel we are staying at in Mumbai they …

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Hangover shopping

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Hangover shopping – Shopping with a hangover is never a good idea. So shopping with a hangover in India, well, do I need to say more? We wake early and have breakfast in the cafe behind the hotel. It’s a …

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In Love with Mumbai

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The City – The taxi drives along avenues of ficus elastica or rubber fig trees passing art deco villas and apartment blocks, suddenly we see the water and the impressive Seaview bridge that spans between the peninsula and Worli. Tall …

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Welcome to Bombay

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Welcome to Bombay – We’ve spent the day travelling again from Goa to Mumbai, previously (and still) known as Bombay. It seems that the locals call it Bombay, as that’s the name of the city they grew up in and …

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Out of the Frying Pan…..

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Cyclone Hilda – Today has been a relaxed quiet day, it has been cloudy and a few spots of rain, there is a cyclone over the east of India and the effects are being felt on the west coast too. …

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The Pipes of Poo

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What do you do? – What do you do when poo comes out of your pipes, and covers the entire bathroom? Well, you shrug your shoulders, pick yourself up and think it’s to be expected. (Just to clarify I am …

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Panjim; India’s Cutest Capital

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The Excursion – Today we decided to go to Panjim the capital of Goa, described by Lonely Planet as ‘India’s cutest capital,’  ‘a friendly manageable and walkable city.’ ‘stroll along the peaceful streets.’ ‘cats lying in front of bicycles.’ How …

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Barbara Cartland and Friends

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Issues – It’s fair to say that there have been a few issues in India, and these came to ahead on Saturday when we travelled from Madurai and eventually arrived at this hotel. It wasn’t the smoothest of arrivals in …

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Bring on the Clowns

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  The Journey  – A journey that started on 20 September is drawing to a close, and as with most journeys many thoughts pass through your mind, ideas are hatched and old thoughts are filed in the brain’s archive making …

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