Brittany 2017 – 1

Mrs. Sixwheeler and I are on holiday. Some of you may recognise this classic sunset photograph of the Venice lagoon, but it is actually Portsmouth harbour as we sit on the Brittany Ferries ship Bretagne waiting for our overnight crossing to St Malo… …which went very well apart from my forgetting the hour difference between…

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We begin our journey home. Collected from The Tigress Hotel at 06h15 we bumped our way down the dirt track for the last time, at least this time in a car with working lights so we could see the potholes. We have a short drive from Ranthambore to the railway station at Sawai Madhopur where…

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At five past six in the morning it was dark and cold on the terrace of The Tigress Hotel in Ranthambore but we were soon refreshed with hot coffee and toast while we waited for our Jeep to arrive and take us for our second safari drive. When the Jeep arrived we were delighted that…

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“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…

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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…

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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…