Marari Beach

Marari Beach

Miles of beach facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeThe Chill capital of Kerala?   Marari beach is a short tuk tuk ride from the busy town of Aleppey and if you have a choice, stay at Marari beach and travel in when you need / want to. In terms of culture and...

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Menal Shiva temple complex

Menal Shiva temple complex

Ancient TemplesfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeMahanaleshvara temple  Menal was a huge surprise for us - our driver mentioned, on the way to Bundi that he knew of an interesting temple that we could visit. We expected it to be crowded as usual, but the surprise...

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Madurai the jasmin city

Madurai the jasmin city

The city of TemplesfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeThe Meenakshi Ammanahanaleshvara temple  The city is centred around the spectacular Meenakshi Amman Temple, with, amongst other sights, the 100 pillared Mandapa Nayaka Mandapam, a pillared corridor with different...

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What to do and see in Haryana, India Podcast

What to do and see in Haryana, India Podcast

In this podcast episode, I speak to a local from Hisar, Haryana about Haryana : Things to do Places to see What to eat & drink Things to be aware of All the best advice given by a local for travellers to Haryana. [powerpress...

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom

The backwaters facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeBack to nature   One of the first things that you notice in Kumarakom is the peace and quiet along with the very laid-back feel of the place. We travelled the short distance from Allepey, where we spent a day and a...

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

The southern tip of IndiafacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeBeautiful sunsets  Kayakumari is at the very southern tip of India surrounded by three seas; The Arabian Sea, The Indian Ocean and The Bay of Bengal and is a popular destination for pilgrims who come to...

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A stroll around Fort Kochi

A stroll around Fort Kochi

A stroll around the market and alleyways of Jew Town in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. The shops were once owned by Jewish merchants, but the population in 2020 was down to just 6 Jewish people, however, the shops still display the star of David and the original (or made...

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

The princess of hill stationsfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeCool down  At over 2,100 metres above sea level, Kodaikanal is a welcome breather from the hot lowlands of Tamil Nadu. The hill station was used by The British, escaping the heat of Madras during the mid...

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Fort Kochi

Fort Kochi

The old fishing village facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeThe Chinese fishing nets   If you arrive by air to Kochi, you may be surprised at the time that it takes to get from the airport to Fort Kochi - we imagined a 20 minute drive, but even at midnight it turned...

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Jodhpur

Jodhpur

The Blue cityfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeThe clock tower & Market Jodhpur is famous for three main things mainly; it is called The Blue City, Sun City and for the eponymous, tight horse riding trousers. The sun city, ok, it was sunny all the time we were here,...

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Fatehpur Sikiri

Fatehpur Sikiri

Fatehpur SikrifacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeAkbar's PalaceThe city is predominantly built from red sandstone, about 40 kms from Agra - built by the Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Mohammad Akbar, or Akbar the great, in honour of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar’s...

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Two days in Delhi

Two days in Delhi

Two days in Delhi facebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeColourful cacophony Delhi is big, really big, noisy, polluted, crowded but full of history. We flew in from Bangalore in the south and I swear the pollution could be smelt even before the plane landed. Travel in and...

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The Amer Fort Jaipur

The Amer Fort Jaipur

The Amer Fort JaipurfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeAmer or Amber?The Amer fort, often referred to as the 'Amber Fort' is just 20 minutes outside of Jaipur and dominates the hillside, as it was meant to. Built over an 11th century for in the 16th century, it is still...

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The Jal Mahal Jaipur

The Jal Mahal Jaipur

The Jal Mahal JaipurfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeWater PalaceAs you may know, 'Mahal' in Hindi means palace, as in Taj Mahal, and 'Jal' means water and you may run into this in other cities in India where there are water palacces. It was originally built as a duck...

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Gaitore

Gaitore

Legendary KingsfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeMemorialsAfter the buzz and noise of Jaipur, aitore is a welcome oasis of silence in beautiful green gardens and on the road to The Amber Fort. Gaitore was the royal cremation ground of the Kachhwaha Rajputs from 1733, the...

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Jaipur the pink city

Jaipur the pink city

Jaipur The pink cityfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeThe city palaceJaipur The pink city is so named after the pink coloured sandstone from which many of the buildings are built, that shimmer in the hot Rajasthani sun. We are also from a pink city, Toulouse, named after...

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Ellangudipatti

Ellangudipatti

Sacred grovesfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeSilenceArriving at one of the sacred groves in the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu is quite a surreal experience. We expected to be confronted by ticket booths and all the rest that you get in tourist sites in India, but not...

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Chettinad villages and houses

Chettinad villages and houses

Villages and HousesfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubePast gloryChettinad is a region in Tamil Nadu in south India which is made up of 70 odd villages that seem almost stuck in time. The name comes from the caste of traders, Chettiars, mostly bankers and financiers who...

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Exploring the City of Bangalore

Exploring the City of Bangalore

City of TemplesfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeIndia's Silicon ValleyExploring the City of Bangalore (Bengaluru) known as 'The Silicon Valley of India' due to the number of big international IT companies in the city. Arriving at Kempegowda airport, you are hit by the...

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On The Backwaters of Aleppey Kerala

On The Backwaters of Aleppey Kerala

The backwatersfacebooktwitterinstagramyoutubeVenice of the eastAlappuzha the venice of the East - The Alapuzzha backwaters are dubbed 'The Venice of the East' by the tourist books, but then again, so is Udaipur , but arriving in Alappuzha, you can sort of see it, as...

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Udaipur the beautiful city of lakes

Udaipur the beautiful city of lakes

Udaipur the beautiful city of lakes Udaipur the beautiful city of lakes - When you first arrive in Udaipur, the first thing that you notice is that you cannot enter the city, but you arrive at a car park where the final leg of your journey to your hotel is by tuktuk...

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Bundi Rajasthan

Bundi Rajasthan

Bundi Rajasthan Bundi Rajasthan - Bundi is one of those places that seem to be forgotten by the groups of tourists who do the organised 'Golden Triangle' tours of Rajasthan and pales into virtual insignificance against Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Agra. If you have...

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Riding The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Riding The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

We decided that The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was going to be on our travel itinerary for our latest trip to Southern India and booked in through IRTC (Indian Railways) when back in France and it is highly adviseable to book as it can get very packed and sells out...

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Dhanushkodi the ghost town

Dhanushkodi the ghost town

Danushkodi is on the very far southern point in India, just 24 kilometers from Sri Lanka, on the island of Pamban, separated from the mainland by the Palk Strait. It shares the only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is one of the smallest in the world at...

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of the three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal was built...

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Chinese Fishing Nets Kochi India

Chinese Fishing Nets Kochi India

One of the attractions alongside the waterfornt in Fort Kochi are the Chinese fishing nets, operated by a team of 5 or 6 men, they are an unusual, traditional and historic method for catching fish. The mechanism is made up of a large net, bamboo poles and teak struts,...

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People in The UK leave their small houses in a row to spend time in a small shed called a beach hut, to drink tea - no judgement, but these little sheds are both hard to come by and mega expensive- each to his own.

People in The UK leave their small houses in a row to spend time in a small shed called a beach hut, to drink tea - no judgement, but these little sheds are both hard to come by and mega expensive- each to his own. ...

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Paignton, Devon #england #devon

Paignton, Devon #england #devon ...

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Saint Georges de Didonne, Charente Maritime, France #france #instatravel #beach #charentemaritime #travel

Saint Georges de Didonne, Charente Maritime, France #france #instatravel #beach #charentemaritime #travel ...

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Arracher la vie - in these weird times we need to do just this ...

Arracher la vie - in these weird times we need to do just this ... ...

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Wells cathedral #wells #somerset #england

Wells cathedral #wells #somerset #england ...

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All together now - what was that toon from the 90’s?

All together now - what was that toon from the 90’s? ...

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Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port which is lovely out of season and the micro-climate makes it very attractive/ today it is sunny 25• c - awesome #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome

Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port which is lovely out of season and the micro-climate makes it very attractive/ today it is sunny 25• c - awesome #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome ...

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Oyster sheds - oh yes, they are delicious at Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port on the bassin d’Arcachon #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome

Oyster sheds - oh yes, they are delicious at Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port on the bassin d’Arcachon #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome ...

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Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port which is lovely out of season and the micro-climate makes it very attractive/ today it is sunny 25• c - awesome #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome

Cassy port on the bassin d’arcachon, France a little fishing port which is lovely out of season and the micro-climate makes it very attractive/ today it is sunny 25• c - awesome #france #aquitaine #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome ...

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Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Wrecked boat at Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Wrecked boat at Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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What a twist of nature - the cormorant is a diving bird, but its feathers are not fully waterproof, so it must dry them to avoid being waterlogged and thus drowning. Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

What a twist of nature - the cormorant is a diving bird, but its feathers are not fully waterproof, so it must dry them to avoid being waterlogged and thus drowning. Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Boats at Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography

Boats at Cassy port at Lanton on The Bassin d’Arcachon, France #france #bassindarcachon #tagstagram #travelphotography ...

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Sunset on the Bassin d’Arcachin #france #sunset #bassindarcachon #lanton #travel #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome

Sunset on the Bassin d’Arcachin #france #sunset #bassindarcachon #lanton #travel #tagstagram #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelling #travelholic #travelguide #traveling #travelgram #traveller #tagsta #tagstagramers #travels #traveler #travelbook #travellers #travelbag #travelers #travel_drops #traveldeeper #tagsta_travel #travelawesome ...

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