I’m expecting some backlash on this one, but first of all please read this post before you go crazy at me for riding an elephant. Then you have my permission. “You’re meant to be a responsible traveller!” – I know. “You know why you should never ride Elephants!” – I do. “What the hell are you playing at?!”- Well… I can kind of explain if you’ll let me.  This post is my explanation. If it helps, I regret it. Its taken me a while to come to terms with it enough to write this post. This post is not to justify my…

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Where to do a Camel Safari in Rajasthan? Jaisalmer is the town located in the heart of the thar desert. Hundreds of tourists come here for the desert but Jaisalmer is also a really cool city. In Rajasthan a lot of the cities are associated with colour. Jaipur is the pink city. Jodhpur is the blue city. Udaipur is the white city. Jaisalmer is the golden city and it’s easy to see why. Nearly all of the buildings are made from yellow sandstone that look golden in the intense desert sun. There are many homestays and hotels in Jaisalmer and lots of…

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Most of my readers may be aware of my lovely boyfriend’s strange interest but for those of you that have no idea let me tell you the way I tell most people we meet on the road. “Yeah well we’re travelling but also…well… here it comes again… Ben is obsessed with snakes, so we’re kind of looking for reptiles too,” I confess to the unsuspecting traveller. They will then pretend they aren’t weirded out and say “oh wow, cool. Have you found any poisonous snakes?” At this point I will interject while Ben laughs nervously. “Well interestingly,” I begin, “snakes…

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When we planned our trip we planned two chunks of three weeks each. Three weeks in the south, three in the north. We had three weeks to explore Kerala and then three weeks to do Delhi, the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan. I planned to write down my impressions of the difference of the north v south for other travellers, particularly women. Please bear in mind that this is based on my experiences alone, and that we visited very different places.   Attitude towards women This has been the big one. We already anticipated it from what we’d read and heard…

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