26 August 2009

INDIA, Hampi

Well whilst there has been numerous outpourings of rain this week in hampi its bin rather relaxing with lots of sights
Our friends from goa made it here also so we explored lots of the different ancient temples and ruins along with the boulder landscape, b4 relaxing on our quiet side of the river. Some of the temples seemed to be overrun with monkeys aswell which was amusing.
Withe time running out we decided not to carry on with our friends (who wer goin down to kerula) and simply return back to panjim; the town in goa; before returning to a beach to soak up the sun before mumbai.

22 August 2009

INDIA, Hampi

Currently in the very very ancient town of Hampi that has plenty of ancient ruins and temples to offer so will be exploring these, there are all set among masses of rocks and boulders so very impressive landscape.
We do have to wait for a little boat to cross over the river to enable us to reach out accomdation but its a fantastic thatched cottage looking out over the rice plantations!
The weather birghtened uptowards the end of the week on palolem beach, and had met loads of fellow travellers from drinking on the beach, so we all proceeded to rent scooters and explore another beach as a day out, which was great.
Have booked a flight from goa to mumbai for the return journey so after lots of exploring here will go and have some more beach time.

19 August 2009

INDIA, Goa

Well have slowed down to life on palolem beach here in goa this week, whilst relatively quiet as its low season at the moment, there has bin the odd beach bar party and afew nice sunny days to relax and wander around.
Have the train booked to hampi for friday morning so will go and see the ancient ruins then

16 August 2009

INDIA, Goa after train ride

Well our arrival on palolem beach in goa last nite was pretty late -
This was due to the face that the already very very long train journey from agra was 2 hours late, so after leaving 12 o clok friday lunchtime we got here 11 o clock saturday night! The journey was very long and rather boring in most parts, but the various different indian families did entertain us with their english and games like chess.
Plan on relaxin a good few days in goa now, the beach is pretty sweet, and had a look round the village; abit quiet as monsoon season and there is just an afternoon shower on the go now.

12 August 2009

INDIA, Taj Mahal (Agra)

Well after arriving yesterday on a not too long and bumpy coach ride, today we were up early to go and see 1 of the biggest sites there is... the Taj Mahal, which is in Agra

Its every bit as amazing and outstanding as you can think, so will upload them soon

Other fun this morning was waking up early to try and book a seat on the train down to goa, which we managed to in the end only after much talk in the reservation office

Tea time now im working my way through sampling all the different veg curries there is to offer aswell as the stable diet of rice and roti or naan bread

10 August 2009

INDIA, Jaipur

Well we made it to jaipur yesterday on the early morning train,
which was an experiance in itself as we had the luxory of the aircon chair carriage, so tea and breakfast was served to us and the indian middle classes

Saw abit of the old pink city 2day, including the city palace which was cool
Getting the bus to agra 2moro to see the iconic Taj Mahal.

Still a rather high thirty something degrees so it will be beach time once weve done sight seeing.

7 August 2009

INDIA, Delhi

Well after a long day of travelling on wednesday (gettin the train down to london and underground across town) and the 9 or so hours flight with jet airways which was pretty good, we woke up thursday morning in Delhi.
Obv sleep had to be caught up on and adjusting to the temperature of around 35 degrees, but we have maniged to wander round the extremely extreme hustle and bustle streets of the area.
Saw a few sights 2day including the Red Fort and India Gate, before sorting out an early morning train ride to Jaipur for sun. Will get lots more photos and update then.