I’m glad to tell you that I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award. So I had actually not heard of the Liebster award until Karla of GlobalETA contacted me to nominate The Wandering Welshie. I’m guessing that not all my readers have heard of it either. What is a Liebster Award? The Liebster is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Legend has it that the earliest awarding goes back to 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The rules are as follows Post…

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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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On our second day in Fort Kochi (the first was spent recovering from the flights and napping where there was air con) we headed out in Fort Kochi for a more in depth explore. As we wandered down streets including ‘Burgher Street’ we were approached by auto-rickshaw drivers asking us for a favour and to give us a tour. We mumbled something about going for food, as we’d overslept and missed the free hostel breakfast and he gave up. Round the corner though we were approached by another driver, a younger guy who offered us a one hour tour for just…

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Hallelujah we have arrived in India in one piece! After just over 24 hours of travelling, 3 planes, lots of in flight movies, aeroplane food and waiting around. We made it in one piece. And now, you kind of wonder what all the fuss was about. All the pre-planning, the frantic googling ‘how do we get from the airport!!!’ ‘bus from cochin airport to fort cochin’ to simple ‘aha there is a prepaid taxi booth, screw the bus I’m tired’. Everything is a lot more daunting when it’s unknown. We expected India to be tricky, the wifi to be super…

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