India Part 5: Madurai to Goa (aka Cheeky Monkeys and Dingy Bars)

Continuing our trip around South India, we left the green hills of Periyer National Park for Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Whilst we had been booked on a 6 hour local bus, our previous experiences on these and the threat of riding in heavy monsoon rains with no windows meant we felt this was a decent …

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India Part 3: Jaipur to Varanasi (aka Handsome Priests and Plagues of Locusts)

Departing Pushkar, we were starting our final leg across North India - heading to Jaipur, Abhaneri, Agra and Varanasi. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan, and perhaps one of our favourites from our previous time in India. At the centre is the "Pink City" which dates back centuries but was only painted pink for …

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India Part 2: Jaisalmer to Pushkar (aka Elderly Narcotic Problems and Unlicensed Drinking)

The next leg of our India trip has taken us from Jaisalmer to the blue city of Jodhpur, then onwards to Udaipur and Pushkar. We had actually been to Jodhpur 4 years ago, and have a few reminders of the scams we fell for back then, such as the "we supply to Liberty of London", …

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