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R & R
Unfortunately, we have to return to Delhi and take 2 flights in order to fly to our final stop. Our first taste of a domestic flight (Air India ) - no frills, but bearable as short. Easier than we expected in Delhi airport - Hannah had been warned of nightm...
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Holi, Holi, Holi.
6 a.m. It is pitch dark as we leave Royal Heritage Havelli. They have packed us a picnic breakfast which may come in handy as a 7 hour train journey looms. We drive through half deserted streets only just coming alive. It is a shock to be up at this hour, t...
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Jaipur
It is a long and unevenly surfaced road from Agra to the pink city, Jaipur.  Even on what they call motorways, you meet vehicles on the wrong side of the road and, of course, cows roam and rule.  Armed with our special little toilet kit (of which surgical g...
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Departing  Delhi . 5 nights have sped by, and the baptism of fire is over.  Delhi  is the stuff of both dreams and nightmares and will be in my head forever. Wasn't confident to begin with that I'd find my 'sea legs' - Hannah being out of the equation for t...
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Well D Day has arrived and today I go to India. When I think of all the travelling I have done, especially recently, I don't know why I'm full of so many emotions before I even get there. I suppose it is because  my imagination has been filled with it from ...
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Busy, busy, busy.
Call it a clog - too many full days to write a blog. Last few a bit of a route march. Highlights  Tues p.m. Lovely guide in Bagan took me just where I hoped she would as I told her in the politest possible way,  I'd quickly become 'pagoda ed out.' Took me t...
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Beautiful Bagan
What an amazing day !  I love this place. Had to be up before dawn which felt like torture. Other Brits at the hotel were on the balloon trip too and kind of let me integrate. Slightly jealous of the group bonhomie they had, but then also think my way of do...
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Big girl now !
Last night I dreamed I went to Mandalay. Different spelling, I know but then I woke up and realised it was true. The stabilisers are off, after all these years of being spoon- fed by two people who had Masters degrees in travel planning,  I'm on my own two ...
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