Fabulous Amber Fort – when too much splendour is never enough…

I have been reluctant to write this post as it means that my first Indian adventure is truly over.

Note that I used the word ‘first’, as I think I left behind a little of my heart in the elegant surrounds of the Amber Fort in Jaipur.

One day I shall return to collect it…

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Via Francigena – Top Five Information Sources & Resources

You don’t wake up one day and decide, “I am going to walk 1000km”.

Or perhaps you do.

I have heard stories of people walking out the front door of their home in Switzerland, and walking all the way to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. So, it does happen

Me? I like to do a little more research.

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Serenity is possible in India

Rattling into Udaipur on a public bus, tired after around five hours of weaving through random traffic and over broken dirt roads, it was hard to believe that Udaipur was the beauty that everyone raved about.

Our bus coughed and wheezed into the chaotic public bus station and we stiffly stepped out to be swamped by the usual hoard of enthusiastic tuk tuk and taxi drivers. This is one of the huge advantages of travelling in a group with a guide. Ankita haggled and hassled until we had our four tuk tuks lined up and we were soon back, weaving through the choking traffic once more.

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Travel Tech for the Non-Tech Traveller

I am the most unqualified blogger to be writing about technology.

I could be described as a ‘late bloomer’ when it comes to technology, but perhaps ‘luddite’ is a better label.

Technology just doesn’t float my boat.

I don’t need to be connected 24/7.

I don’t need to Instagram my every meal.

Despite this, I do have a few essential tech items that are the first things to go into the packing pile.

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