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When Natural Disasters Affect Your Travel Plans. Recovering From India

One day we were enjoying India in beautiful Kovalam, planning our next-day flight to Kathmandu and subsequent overland return to North India, the next we were landing in Heathrow, tired, displaced, confused, sick and thoroughly disorientated. It was a very weird experience, India one day, London the next. We hadn’t had enough, a month in …

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Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Holiday Perfection

This India travel blog has been random, unpredictable and not entirely free from disasters, but our last stop of our 1 month in India, Kovalam, was the perfect ending to a fantastic trip. A time to relax on the beach, enjoy the pool, eat good food, and play with the kids in the surf without pressure. …

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Anjuna and North Goa, How it’s Changed

Anjuna is the northernmost of the big tourist beaches of North Goa. The touristic development starts at Fort Aguada and stretches along the long sandy beach through Candolim, Calangute and Baga. Three towns that have merged into each other over the years. We’ve been visiting Anjuna and north Goa for decades, a look at how …

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Loving Anjuna and Getting from Goa to Kerala

A week in North Goa, now it’s time to move south for our flight out of Kerala to Nepal. I haven’t filled you in on our time in Anjuna, the internet remained bad and we remained busy having a good time, exploring, eating, drinking, market shopping, croc spotting, mummified saint gazing, scootering and swimming. Having …

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Colva Beach South Goa. Problems and Great Experiences

I adore India, this is probably the 7th month we’ve spent here all up, and I knew before we came that it could be challenging, but Colva Goa, one of the beaches in South Goa, was where we hit some big problems. Part 4 of our family India travel blog ( journal) series. Does it …

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Magical Mamallapuram. Relaxing, but not in the way you think.

Arriving in Mamallapuram on the west coast of India by bus from Chennai, we set about finding lodging and enjoying the sights in this beach-side town. Onward Travel From Mamallapuram Post 2 of our adventure in India, day 6,  I think. Here’s a first, I’m on an Indian train, just pulling out of Chennai Central …

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First Day in India – Chennai to Mamallapuram

Hello ! We’re in India, this is our first post, on our second day. I’m going back to travel-journal style blogging because, to be honest, running a website for money takes far too much time. So no frills, no fussing, no spellcheck, no SEO, but the adverts have to stay. My blog is replacing my …

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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion in Cochin Kerala.

If you read my post yesterday about our day in wonderful Mumbai, you’ll know that we enjoyed our first ever cruise ship shore excursion in India, with a few reservations. I’d ask you to go back and read it, if at all possible, by clicking the link in the first sentence, I’m on limited ship …

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Visiting Elephanta Caves ( Elephanta Island) Mumbai India

Our visit to Elephanta Island and Elephanta Caves of Mumbai, India. It’s a fairly long boat ride, but the caves and ancient temples are more than worth it and Mumbai itself is a must-visit destination in India. Let me start by saying that I’m crazy about India. Just standing on her soil, catching a waft …

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