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Tasty tea, amazing animals and a birthday bash in Darjeeling!

We finally arrived in Darjeeling after a delayed plane and a few road blocks. It was a relief to arrive at our beautiful hotel, The Mayfair . Our first morning in Darjeeling was spent at the zoo. Some visitors were more interested in us than the animals! After the zoo we headed for the plaza…

The Condon Clan’s ten day tour…Kolkata

“Simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate, Kolkata is a daily festival of human existence. And it’s all played out before your very eyes on teeming streets where not an inch of space is wasted.” Lonely Planet Kolkata Nick's mum and dad, and his sister Danielle decided to come to India to see us. It…

Bumpy Buses and Our Buddies in Bangalore……

We loved seeing this sign in the reservations hall at the railway station in Hospet. Especially after we had been told by two different travel agents in Hampi the exact price the bribe would cost us if they arranged the tourist quota train tickets for us. In the end we decided to book the train…

At Hampi the past comes alive….

“At Hampi, the past comes alive. Whispering winds, magnificient ruins, traces and scents of a bygone era all linger fresh here. And they virtually transport you to a world of kings, battles and long forgotten marvels. “ http://www.bellary.nic.in/Hampi.htm We arrived at Hospet train station to a sea of touts and colourful rickshaws. Here are two…

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