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India East Coast: Pondicherry a Taste of France in India

December 29, 20122 Comments

After enjoying our twinkling night-time scenes and a bellyful of temples in Mysore we headed East across Karnataka and entered our third Indian state of this trip.  Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai was our first port of call on our way to Pondicherry. We had decided that the city did not offer us much in the […]

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India Travel: Things to do in Mysore

December 26, 20123 Comments

Mysore, or Mysuru as it’s also known, is in the state of Karnataka.  If you haven’t visited Mysore before, we think it’s worth including on your India travel itinerary. The city is rich in heritage with many royal palaces, interesting colonial buildings, a choice of temples, churches and mosques to satiate any religious creed and […]

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Mysore Palace Lights Up Night Sky

December 23, 20123 Comments

We arrived on Sunday afternoon in Mysore after taking a private taxi from Wayanad, its a three hour, 150Km journey which allows you to wave goodbye to Kerala State and say a big hello to Karnataka. Travel on Indian buses on a Sunday from this location wasn’t really an option, think busy times ten.  So we got […]

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Kerala Relaxation, Backwaters and Ayurvedic Massage

December 11, 20121 Comment

Kerala Backwaters Our second full day in Kerala was devoted to the water.   No trip here would be considered complete until you have experienced the calm tranquillity of the Kerala backwaters.   If you want to get the complete experience you can hire one of the Ketuvallam boats for yourself, they come in a range of […]

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From China to India: Gods Own Country

December 3, 20122 Comments

We decided to go overland from Shenzhen to Macau. The two hour coach journey from the Railway coach terminal was trouble free apart from the odd experience of the coach staff taking everyone’s individual picture before we departed (we both did our best winning smiles).  The irony was John got shouted out for taking a […]

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