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Are you still on this island?

‘The Gili Islands, NO cars ! NO motorbikes ! NO worries. . . . ! Arcing away from the northwest corner of Lombok, are three idyllic atolls, where the sand is still powdery white, the water a clear sparkling turquoise, and the sunsets over Bali’s volcano Mt. Agung in the west simply spectacular.’ http://www.gili-paradise.com/ We…

Goodbye India, hello Indonesia!

“It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues…..Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely.” Rough guide to India As much as…

Seven sensational sleeps in Sikkim

‘The tiny and beautiful state of Sikkim lies south of Tibet, sandwiched between Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east. Measuring just 65km by 115km, its landscape ranges from sweltering deep valleys just 300m above sea level to lofty snow peaks such as Kanchenjunga, at 8586m the third-highest mountain in the world. A…

I feel like I am on a movie set!”

“………every day in Varanasi feels like eavesdropping on a party. Life in Varanasi plays out like the scene after a major celebration in any other city – except here it’s every day……It’s kind of like being a little kid at an adult’s party. You’re curious, in awe, and not quite sure what the hell is…

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