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Blog archives: January 2014

david's Last Post from India

January 14, 2014, 6:56 pm

Yesterday Holly posted her final blog from India and tonight it’s my go. As I type we’re sitting in Indira Ghandi International Airport waiting for our 02:05 flight to Zurich and thence to London. IGI could be almost anywhere in the world.  From…Read more »

Heading Home from India

January 13, 2014, 1:08 pm

Well that's nearly it folks - our food odyssey of India is almost at an end. For 4 weeks we've travelled around by train, tuktuk, bicycle rickshaw, motor scooter, taxi and bus and tomorrow we're flying back to Delhi before heading home to the storms, snow and cold. [caption id="attachment_2118"…Read more »

High Tea In The Western Ghats

January 11, 2014, 4:31 pm

We only had a couple of days in Kochi which was a shame because it was really starting to grow on me.  At first I hated that it was full of western tourists.  Up until then we'd pretty much avoided any huge density of people like us; which is how…Read more »

Life in India - Them's the Rules

January 9, 2014, 2:52 pm

A fond look at the rules for day-to-day living in India - now we're 4 week experts.... Tuktuk and taxi drivers: Always drive at full speed whatever the circumstances particularly in potholed roads or over sleeping policeman. Never look behind you when moving into traffic or ever use your mirrors…Read more »

Plenty to get our teeth into In Mumbai

January 6, 2014, 3:21 pm

We're still loving Mumbai - it's busy, by the sea and full of interesting spots; a city of total contrasts. Some of the richest people in India live here and some of the poorest - if not side by side then the lovely, affluent suburb of Bandra West and the…Read more »

Finding Real Bread in Mumbai.

January 5, 2014, 5:57 pm

Mumbai is not what I expected. Not at all. After the cities we've visited so far I was ready for more of the same; uncleaned streets, hundreds of dogs, not much evidence of industriousness, and a mix of cows, tuk-tuks, motorbikes and carts clogging up the streets. That description does…Read more »

Farmhouse Cooking in Kota

January 3, 2014, 10:28 am

We've now been in Kota  for four days and have been getting a fascinating insight into day-to-day life in Rajasthan.  Kota is an industrial centre, handy for links to Delhi and Mumbai but well off the tourist trail unless you are a bird watcher , a connoisseur of miniature paintings…Read more »