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  • Hell has frozen over today?Ok, so this entry will be a story to laugh at for years to come, because it involves my misery. And the title reflects my mood of the morning with a resounding yes!... We went to bed about 8pm last night Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 20, 2016
  • Up to Hemis ParkAfter waking up and finding a layer of frost on the inside of my windows, due to it being -23! I got up for breakfast. I was awoken at 6 however to the Muslim tower calling. I recall this being Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 19, 2016
  • Day out round Ladakh, Leh and Indus riverDay trip out -15 today Lots of army bases in this area for some reason. So cold outside that the condensation in the car is freezing the inside the windows I'm trying to remember when I have ever been Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 18, 2016
  • Day trip round LadakhToday we really did get a lie in. Alarm set for 9am and then out for the taxi at 10am. I didn't sleep well, I seemed to wake up every hour to pee (as did everyone else it seemed) and Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 17, 2016
  • Up to 11600 feet in LehA treat today of waking up at all of 6am! Ran down for a quick breakfast then rejoined the mayhem and inefficiency of the airport. Once we checked in and went through security which took well over an hour we Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 16, 2016
  • Back to DelhiAnother 5.30 start today Couldn't get in airport without ticket Scanned twice On airplane - first bit of flight uneventful Second one - as we taxied me and mum heard and felt a Big Bang under our feet Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 15, 2016
  • Half day Tadoba seeing 2 tigersthen back to Nagpur This morning we apparently have a special permit to go somewhere completely new! This will add excitement to the day as prowling round the same triangle again all morning didn't sound very exciting and it would be tempting Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 14, 2016
  • Tadoba Tiger ReserveI have decided to merge 2 of the days at Tadoba due to them being very similar and relatively uneventful. The days went something like this: 5.30am wake up call, spend 10 mins attempting to open eyes and make brain excited Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 13, 2016
  • Pench to TadobaThis entry is a bit of a dud short one but then we spent hours and hours in a minibus!! Warmer night for having extra rug Awake at 5.30am for early start dressed in salopettes, Russian hat and jacket Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 11, 2016
  • TIGERS!!!!After a very early start - ie 6.30am we got up and went straight out to tiger park. The night was very cold, and slept in silk long johns, merino wool long johns, a silver tech t shirt, a silk Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 10, 2016
  • Pench National Park and Jungle CampHaving not slept at all really, essentially 10pm-12.30am I lay awake for a couple of hours and chatted with my sis on whatsapp before dozing further from about 2-3.30. So once the alarm finally went off I was in zombie Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 9, 2016
  • Sightseeing and well, pants.Lovely to have a good long sleep in a very comfortable bed and so I felt refreshed when I got up this morning. Thankfully, having packed spare pants in hand luggage in case of bag going completely missing I did Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 8, 2016
  • Has it been Friday?Gosh somehow friday has been and gone, and the flight merged the two together. Anyway, continuing on the flight anecdote, having had charger destruction misery and expressing an interest to visit the disco bar, the stewardess came back down with Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 7, 2016
  • The adventure begins!I didn't think I would write anything today, however the arrival of my cutlery promoted a photo of what I shall dub "the worlds safest cutlery". My knife... Well it's pretty much a butter knife really. Anyway, here I am Posted by zoebuck in Searching for big Cats in India | Jan 6, 2016
  • The WeddingIn the morning, I awoke to the sound of the band already playing. It was good they were able to wake us as the guys who were supposed to wake us at 4:45 weren't even up then. I Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 14, 2010
  • Bye Bye BangaloreIt was our last day in Bangalore. We had a lot on our agenda, so we attempted to get some of it completed early, since we were up anyway. Around 7am, we walked out of the hotel in search Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 17, 2010
  • Karnataka Temple TourThis morning, the taxi was on time- American time, surprisingly. It took us to the bus stop where we got on our tour bus. The first place the bus actually stopped was the gas station. I was amused to watch Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 15, 2010
  • EngagementAgra was a nice diversion, but what we were really in India for was Rajah's wedding. We got a taxi to the airport to head to Bangalore, where Rajah is from. I don't think many of my expectations of Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 13, 2010
  • BirdsWe awoke, grabbed some breakfast, and were picked up by a driver who then went to pick up Rajah and Deepa. Apparently he was our driver for the day. We ended up covering his gas and paying him Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 16, 2010
  • The TajBefore I came to India, I had checked the weather online. It said that the weather condition for Delhi was "smoke." This didn't make any sense to me. Smoke isn't a weather condition. [i]Maybe they're having Posted by spsadventures in Adventures by spsadventures | Dec 12, 2010
  • Welcome LunchAfter the long flight via Dubai (obligatory 3 hour midnight wait for connecting flight) we arrive at Bangalore (bengaluru). Very disorganised immigration procedure, completed the Immigration form we were given in-flight, only to be issued another form wh Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Feb 9, 2015
  • East Coast Commercial HubChennai formally known as Madras was India's commercial hub during the British Empire. Our City tour include many colonial buildings including Fort St. George and St Mary's church. Fort St. George (formally known as White Town) was the fortified foothol Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Feb 22, 2015
  • Large Temple Town - Tamil NaduDuring one of our stops en-route to Madurai we were treated to a local "ear Piercing" ceremony procession. Attracted by the very loud fireworks, the colourful costumes and offerings carried by the women, we managed to get some good Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Feb 20, 2015
  • Spice CountryAn early start led us to Alleppey where we joined a traditional houseboat to wander through the intricate maze of Kerala backwaters. The endless beautiful countryside of rice fields and coconut trees viewed from a different angle Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Feb 18, 2015
  • Peaceful hilltop retreat - coolerInteresting drive through winding roads into the hills, traffic coming from all directions and overtaking maneuvers on blind bends seems to be the norm. Stopped at a local cattle market where a common sight is of men shaking hands Posted by cmbirdy48 in Kerala - Tamil Nadu | Feb 12, 2015
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