Arrived at Varanasi a half an hour late (not bad). Got to the hotel and waited a few hours to check in. Went for a lovely breakfast and a quick look around the hotel area and gardens. Got in the rooms, showered and are now free until 1pm. Bliss. This hotel is really nice with … More 25th January 2016 – Varanasi
Well, that was an experience. There was quite a community spirit, how I nodded off with the carriage sing-song I’ll never know. We were at the end of a sleeper carriage on an old train, sharing our bay with two other men and Pradeep. These open carriages consist of two benches opposite each other, with … More The Train
Up at quarter to six. Put all of my clothes on, the lot. Went outside for chai, then onto the jeeps and off we went. It wasn’t exactly ‘killer cold’ as Pradeep would say, but it was chilly. We had blankets to cover us. After a few hours of driving around, we saw plenty of … More 24th January 2016 – Bandhavgarh, Katina and an overnight train.
Yesterday we visited the Hanuman statue that we had spotted from the Metro. We drove past this massive monkey-God at 5am on our way to Delhi train station. The train was an expensive one, yet looked old fashioned. I was surprised to find free Wi-Fi on board and coffee, water and breakfast included in the … More 16th January, 2016 – Agra.