Category Archives: The Big Trip

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 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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Destination Cuba @Vagabundo Magazine

Tweet Check out my article on Cuba in this week’s Vagabundo Magazine for the highs and lows of traveling to a country captured in time. http://www.vagabundomagazine.com/destination-cuba/.          Browse the magazine for plenty more wonderful articles and tips wherever … Continue reading

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Across the USA on a plane, a train, an automobile and a bicycle

Tweet Like many train trips, it was the novelty of crossing the US by train which provided the draw. The quintessential American road trip only without the car. To include one of Americas best kept secrets – the California Zephyr … Continue reading

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Snorkeling with a Penguin at the Equator: The Galapagos Part II

Tweet While the birds and vegetation were incredible, it was really the the sea life which knocked us out. We would be snorkeling along and then all of a sudden would find ourselves face to face with a turtle, hanging … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Galapagos

Tweet We set off in Darwin’s wake for the Galapagos islands, on his 200th anniversary.  We brimmed with anticipation not knowing what to expect from the islands that have captivated travelers for centuries. What we found was a place not … 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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