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Sandhan valley is 200ft water carved valley in the  western side of Bhandardara region of Western Ghats. The splendid canyon of Maharashtra is a perfect combination of rugged boulders and lush green hills. 392 more words

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A cynical tour guide is best

I do like a cynical tour guide. Olga has a particularly derisive sense of humour in which she completely shreds aspects of her hometown. Sometimes she softens the blow with a minor compliment or encourages us to visit the place. 177 more words


Off to Japan

Tuesday 24 April.

Yes. It’s the start of another trip. We’ll be spending five weeks in Japan, eleven days in Mongolia and a couple of days  in Beijing (as we head homewards) to see what’s changed since we were there in 1994. 132 more words


One for the Marine Drive

I was around Marine Drive in Mumbai thrice last week, two times while in transit and once to catch the setting sun. Here is a list of the people I saw and can remember: 271 more words


Writing from Nájera - Day 8

“Yo que fui lo que tu eres, tu seras lo que yo soy” ~ inscripted on the cemetery gates of Los Arcos.

“I was once what you are, and you will be what I am”.

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Is going home after travelling harder than leaving?

I was 21 when I left England to travel and work in New Zealand and I was almost 24 when I came back. So, afew things had changed in that time. 1,969 more words

Ludya, Lubov and lunch in a cold climate

Ludya is one of the unofficial mayors of the settlement of Tavatuy on a lake outside Yekaterinburg.

The energetic 80-year-old is picked up from her cottage by our driver Irina and our guide Olga. 741 more words