Rajasthan 10 

“Tiger, Tiger burning bright…” On Wednesday at about 8 o’clock in the morning we sadly said goodbye to our friends at the Hotel Dera Mandawa for the drive to Ranthambore. We’ve been at the Dera Mandawa for a week and it’s been a wonderful oasis of calm in the midst of the mayhem that is…

Rajasthan 9

As promised, today we have been to the Albert Hall. Technically it is the Jaipur Central Museum and it is housed in the Albert Hall. No, not THAT Albert Hall,  the one here in Jaipur.  This Albert Hall is an outrageous architectural confection of mixed Indian and British architecture. It was designed by Sir Swinton…

Rajasthan 8

It’s Sunday, the sun is shining and we’ve booked a late breakfast; things are as they should be. Or are they? We’ve been on the go for two weeks now and it’s taking its toll. Travelling, packing, unpacking, trains, cars, Tuk-Tuks, on foot, navigating, strange food……I’ve hit the wall and need a break. I’ve also…

Rajasthan 7

Sorry to have been in quiet mode for a couple of days, it’s all been a bit full on here plus I’ve been having problems with pictures……again.  So, Jaipur. We arrived on Wednesday but laid low at our hotel for the rest of the Day,  so I’ll pick up the story from Thursday.  Our hotel…

Rajasthan 6

Apparently there are people who relish getting up in the morning, but after a working life doing it a lot I’m afraid I don’t.  It came as a shock therefore to be woken from my slumbers at something called “half past four” this morning. We’re on the move again and there’s a train to catch.…

India 2015 – Day 8 Head South Young Man

I’ve said it before and will probably say it again but I don’t like early starts! Today we left the Royal Heritage Haveli hotel at six in the morning which at least meant it was cool and the roads, amazingly, were empty. A short drive took us to the airport where we reluctantly said goodbye…

India 2015 – Day 7 Elephants

Today has been extra special. Mrs Sixwheeler is tremendously fond of elephants and yesterday’s ride up to the Amber Fort on one was great fun. However today was planned to be much better. We were picked up by our driver and taken first to pick up a Rep from our tour organiser and on to…