Sure, why not

This statement, often accompanied with a head wobble, is the answer we get to most questions. Sometimes that additional statement of “It’s India anything’s possible” is tagged on. “Sure, why not” has become our mantra for travel in India, even in those circumstances when a  yes/no answer would be helpful e.g. “do you have hot water”…

Weekends are for lying low

We learnt a lesson today – one that we probably should have figured out in Delhi when we rocked up at the Red Fort on a Sunday afternoon: don’t try and sightsee on a weekend in India, and especially not after lunch! So naive. At 2pm along we went to Udaipur’s city palace. This is…

One day in Bundi

As part of our whistlestop tour of Rajasthan we decided to stop off in Bundi on our way up to Udaipur. It would have been simpler to go via Kota as only three trains stop at Bundi a day – two in the morning and one in the evening – but Bundi sounded more appealing…

Here kitty kitty kitty…

We knew it was a bit of a long shot in the middle of December but we were still hopeful that an early morning safari to Ranthambore National Park would yield a tiger sighting or two. It didn’t, unfortunately, but not for lack of trying on the guide and driver’s part who had us whizzing…

These men are testing my zen!

So after dozens of requests for photographs, dozens more illicit snaps being taken of me on mobile phones and hundreds of good old fashioned gawkers the feminist in me finally snapped. I’ve tried various tactics to put off these inquisitive and sometimes plain pervy men. Pulling ugly faces is a good one… I’ve tried pointedly…

Round Jaipur in a rickshaw

Although we’d already spent four days in Jaipur we decided that it didn’t count as most of the time had been spent on the loo. So on our return we wanted to pack as much into a day as we could. We arranged for a rickshaw driver to meet us outside the hotel at 9am…