Category Archives: Asia

India: North by Northwest. Part 3 – Darjeeling and Varanasi

Tweet Darjeeling We flew out to Darjeeling via Bagdogra and took a jeep up into the hills. The air was fresh and crisp. The road was narrow, steep and windy and the hills covered with tea bushes which we saw … Continue reading

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India: North by Northwest. Part 2 – Agra and Ranthambhore

Tweet Agra We chose not to stay in Agra itself but hired a driver from Jaipur to go for the day. Be sure to leave early if you don’t stay overnight to beat the crowds. We arrived at the Taj … Continue reading

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India: North by Northwest. Part 1 – Delhi and Jaipur

Tweet Delhi My first sense of India was stepping out of the new modern metro and down onto the street. It was there she launched her first attack on my senses. The sights and smells and the rising din. Bicycles, … Continue reading

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13 Essential Tips for Indian Train Travel

Tweet Before you go Plan on delays. When putting together your itinerary, give yourself plenty of time. Our trains were delayed anything from 3 to 13 hours each. It helps if you are aware of potential breaks in your plan … Continue reading

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Incredible India! Video Highlights

Tweet The video of trip highlights from the Delaney Xmas 2011 tour of Incredible India! is now live… Check out more photos here.  

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Footsteps to the Jungle: Living with the Karen

Tweet Way back when in the summer of 2001 I spent two months living in a Karen village in Northern Thailand, volunteering with a wonderful charity: The Karen Hilltribes Trust. When I returned to the UK I wrote about my experiences … Continue reading

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The virtual Trans-Siberian experience

Tweet Check this out – Google and Russian Railways teamed up to film the whole Trans-Siberian journey from the train window.  You can follow along, see the route and even enjoy local history snippets, music and book recommendations.  Pretty darn … Continue reading

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The end of the line: reaching Beijing

One thing I did not expect from our train journey from London to Beijing was falling for train travel. Continue reading

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My Trans-Siberian Adventure Part 2

Tweet Returning to the summer 2008 adventure to China… The rest of China Even outside of the Olympics, China was impressive.  From the moment we crossed the border I knew I would like China. For starters they had the most … Continue reading

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My Trans Siberian Adventure: Part One

Tweet My report of the epic August 2008 that started off with Nic, Toni and I boarding a train in London and ended in Beijing watching Anna pick up her bronze medal at the Olympics. One for the history books. … Continue reading

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