Jodhpur to Delhi

On April 1, 2011 By mike

Thursday 31st March 2011

I decided to keep my room for another night, as the train to Delhi wasn’t due to depart until 22:30, but of course I didn’t want to stay the whole night.  This threw Yogis Guest House into a state of confusion as they wanted to charge me half price for staying [...]

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Jodphur days 2 and 3

On March 31, 2011 By mike

Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st March 2011

Theres not much more to say about Jodhpur – its an incredibly busy place with motor bikes, rickshaws and horse carts everywhere, with the occasional camel thrown in.  Traffic at busy road junctions is a nightmare and pollution everywhere.

The side streets are as dirty as I have [...]

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On March 31, 2011 By mike

Tuesday 29th March 2011

The chaotic scenes of Jodhpur station were just a starter for this crazy city.  I had no idea how big the place was before arriving – but there’s over a million inhabitants and most of them are on the street at any given time.

As per usual I pushed past the rickshaw [...]

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Delhi for one day

On March 29, 2011 By mike

Monday 28th March 2011

Continuing my journey from Manali to Rajasthan I have already mentioned arriving at some unearthly hour of the morning in the concrete jungle of Chandigarh on the bus from Manali. My neighbour from the bus had advised me that the railway station was 5km from the bus stand and that the [...]

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Manali again

On March 28, 2011 By mike

Saturday 26th March 2011

Its been a beautiful hot day again so made a slow start with a late breakfast at the guest house then about mid day set off for town.

I tried again to find Vashisht this time by walking down to Manali and crossing the river on the rickety bridge, one of [...]

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Leaving Manali

On March 28, 2011 By mike

Sunday 27th March 2011

Well there’s not a lot to report about yesterday (Sunday) except to say how sorry I am that I left the peace and calm of Old Manali to be writing this in the Ajay Cafe – a little haven from the heat and chaos of Paharganj in New Delhi.

I took [...]

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Old and New Manali

On March 26, 2011 By mike

Friday 25th March 2011

Today I decided to stay in one place – well almost.  Superb breakfast in the early morning sunshine set me up for some walking but first caught up with some photo uploading, which I have been unable to do all week.  The guys at the hotel are now getting a bit [...]

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Naggar to Manali (Old Manali)

On March 25, 2011 By mike

Thursday 24th March 2011

Looking forward to breakfast this morning I was greeted by the host and shown to a table on the balcony where the menu was already in place.  He put on an apron and returned with the order book. Cheese omelette – no cheese.  OK plain omelette.  Sorry not possible. Pancake?  This [...]

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