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  • Thar and ta-ra!===Dry heat and bright sunshine at this time of year, when it's dark, cold and damp at home in Hertfordshire, do wonders for body and soul. My three-score-years-and-ten-plus-a-few drop away and I become a recycled teenager. I explore anew with a Posted by Keep Smiling in A spiritual journey - India 2018 | Nov 10, 2019
  • A man's home is his castle - yes, really!===Now here's somewhere for those who want to see the real Rajasthan, where time seems to have almost stood still since tourism gentrified most of this regal state's cities, forts and palaces. It was a breath of fresh air to enter Posted by Keep Smiling in A spiritual journey - India 2018 | Oct 20, 2019
  • A journey measured in friends===The sun had barely risen above the horizon as we bid 'Namaste' to Raju and boarded the car he'd borrowed to take us to Varanasi's little airport. Our fascinating, intensive, exhausting three-week tour along the Ganges had come to an Posted by Keep Smiling in A spiritual journey - India 2018 | Oct 18, 2019
  • Spotted! Leopards!===Wednesday was yet another glorious sunny day. I love this weather and I'm definitely not looking forward to returning to grey skies and rain in England in just a days’ time.=== Making the most of the hours left, I started Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Sep 20, 2019
  • The hills are alive - and I was too (but only just!)===The effects of Monday afternoon's excesses lulled me to sleep on the mattress from hell. I awoke on Tuesday in time to meet Manish again at the Jorawar Singh Gate on the far side of the old Pink City shortly after Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Sep 19, 2019
  • Spring is sprung. I wish the mattress was!===It’s obvious, sitting in the early morning sunshine on the balcony of my hotel room, that Spring is on its way to Jaipur.=== A pretty little Laughing Dove, twig in beak, keeps flying within inches of where I’m sitting and Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Sep 19, 2019
  • In tune with Jaisalmer===If you want to make a difference to at least a few of the people of India, stay here in the Kalakar Colony of Jaisalmer. My hotel, The Silk Route, you see, is not only built in its midst but Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Sep 16, 2019
  • Once more unto the Thar, dear friends, once more...===It’s hot in Jaisalmer, this desert jewel in Rajasthan’s crown. Last year, I was here a month or so earlier ([[https://hereigoagain.travellerspoint.com/7/|Into the Thar]] and [[https://hereigoagain.travellerspoint.com/12/|Farther Into the Thar]]) but no Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Aug 15, 2019
  • The face of success===As the sun rose, a bright orange ball on the eastern horizon, the calls of a thousand cranes filled the air – krr, krr, krr, garroo, garroo, garroo... Thousands more birds, in typical V-shaped skeins silhouetted against the morning sky, Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 27, 2019
  • A tribe called 29===‘The best laid plans of mice and men...’, so the saying goes.*=== I usually plan my journeys in advance and in detail, with much careful thought. Doubtless, that’s something to do with what I once did for others when I Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 25, 2019
  • Spotting Leopards===Our plans to visit Jawai changed a couple of times - or rather the place at which we’d be staying changed. Originally, Lajpal had arranged for us to stay at a new guesthouse owned by a friend of a friend, Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 24, 2019
  • Keep Simaling===I’m always discovering new things about my beloved India. I wasn’t previously aware, for example, that many Indian people don’t know the actual date on which they were born. Until just three or four years ago, there was no official Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 23, 2019
  • It's a long way to Tip a Rary===The title of this blog arises from something I once heard on a BBC radio programme. The name of the programme escapes me, but it came to mind while waiting for my flight to Mumbai. In that programme, celebrities were Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 22, 2019
  • Not again?===Not India again? Rajasthan, again? Don't you have anywhere else to go?=== Well, yes, I do. Like most inveterate travellers, I have a bucket list - but, alas, not enough years to visit every country on it before I kick Posted by Keep Smiling in What? Rajasthan yet again?! | Jul 22, 2019
  • Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Gandhinagar - MumbaiWhen you think about Rajasthan, images of majestic forts, palaces and the Thar Desert flashes through the mind. Rajasthan literally means “Land of Kings”. It has been home to the mighty Rajputs who ruled most parts of the region during Posted by Chandra Shekhar in Road Trip to Rajasthan | Jul 17, 2019
  • Facebook Friends become friends===[i]Once upon a time a Prince asked a beautiful Princess to marry him. The Princess replied, ‘No!’ And so the Prince lived happily ever after, …and rode motorbikes, and went fishing and hunting and played golf, …and dated women half Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 23, 2019
  • Puzzling Pushkar===I knew before I went that four nights in Pushkar would be too many, so I reduced my hotel reservation to three nights. I now know that even three nights in Pushkar was too many! This holy town simply wasn’t Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 22, 2019
  • Trains and the miracles of Ajmer===Television programmes in the UK would like us to believe that all Indian trains are like Mumbai’s peak-hour ‘Super Dense Crush Load’ - thousands of human sardines crammed into a nine-carriage train, fifteen people to a square metre, hanging out Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 20, 2019
  • Farther into The Thar===In just a few days, I'd already seen a lot of what Jaisalmer had to offer. Now I wanted to see what was out there, in the sands of the Thar. I have to mention that the Thar Desert is not Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 19, 2019
  • Into the Thar===It was with considerable reluctance that I left behind the Demoiselle Cranes and drove another couple of hours west into the Thar Desert. [center][/center] The ancient 'Golden Cit Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 19, 2019
  • The eighth Wonder of the World perhaps?===For the price of a night at my last stop, I could have stayed for four or five nights at my next one. And, oh, how I wish I had! While I had an inkling of what I would find there, Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 17, 2019
  • A pricey palace===Imagine, if you will, a sprawling red-sandstone building with 45 guestrooms set around stately courtyards, terraces and balconies in over 6,000 acres of wooded land. Imagine too the tranquil setting of such a stately edifice, beside a vast lake shi Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 17, 2019
  • Rats, vultures and camels!===The train was already 35 minutes late as it pulled out of Abu Road station. I’d reserved a second class seat in what’s called '2A Class', an air-conditioned carriage with seats that convert to sleeping berths by night. My seat Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 17, 2019
  • Rocks and mountains===I’m sure he shouldn’t have been driving after the excesses of last night’s party, but Lajpal came to collect me from my hotel in his little car, pristine white and shiny when I saw him receive it as a wedding Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 16, 2019
  • A good time was had by all...===By eight o’clock this morning, I'd hailed an auto-rickshaw and sped across an almost deserted Jaipur to New Gate, one of the ancient-looking arched entrances to ‘The Pink City’, the old town. Everything was still asleep, the little signs of Posted by Keep Smiling in Here I go again... | Jun 15, 2019
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