RTW3 – Udaipur, India – Day 191 (1)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 191 (1)MumbaiWednesday 15th September I know this is day one of the trip really but technically this is an extension of the same round-the-world journey that we started back in March of 2003. The year and a half gap in travelling has served to boost the […]

RTW3 – Udaipur, India – Day 192 (2)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 192 (2)UdaipurThursday 16th September I’ve said this before but it still catches us by surprise at times. We can scarcely believe that we only arrived yesterday. It feels like we’ve been here now for quite some time and we are starting to get a good feeling […]

RTW3 – Udaipur, India – Day 193 (3)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 193 (3)UdaipurFriday 17th September All the ‘touristing’ of yesterday must have left its mark on us since we slumbered peacefully till quite late in the morning. I was quite prepared to let today be a day of rest but Sandy wanted to get the day moving […]

RTW3 – Udaipur, India – Day 194 (4)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 194 (4)UdaipurSaturday 18th September Today would finally be our day of rest after several days full of non-stop activity. It would also be our last day in Udaipur. We’ve finally done it all. There are some things that we might still have been able to do […]

RTW3 – Jodhpur, India – Day 196 (6)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 196 (6)JodhpurMonday 20th September Today has thus far been very much better than yesterday and we are both a little less jaded about this place. The main attraction that draws people here is the huge fort perched on the edge of a one hundred-metre tall sheer […]

RTW3 – Jaisalmer, India – Day 197 (7)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 197 (7)JaisalmerTuesday 21st September I knew that Indian train stations would be packed full of people but it is still a bit of a shock to see it first-hand. Outside the station was bedlam with what seemed like all the down and outs meandering around the […]

RTW3 – Jaisalmer, India – Day 198 (8)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 198 (8)JaisalmerWednesday 22nd September Jaisalmer remains the city of relaxation as far as we are concerned. I kept dreaming about what it would be like when we would be awoken early in the morning by the power cut and the resulting sky-rocketing temperature in the room. […]

RTW3 – Train to Jaipur, India – Day 199 (9)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 199 (9)Train to JaipurThursday 23rd September Today was our last day in Jaisalmer. We’ve both been very impressed with this little oasis in the middle of the desert. The small and relaxing atmosphere, with very little traffic and very much less pressure from the touts all […]

RTW3 – Jaipur, India – Day 200 (10)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 200 (10)JaipurFriday 24th September If the train was nearly empty on the first leg, is certainly filled up quickly at Jodhpur. I took advantage of the quarter of an hour or so stopover to let on new passengers to jump off the train and buy some […]

RTW3 – Jaipur, India – Day 201 (11)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 201 (11)JaipurSaturday 25th September We rested peacefully last night and I’m kind of surprised that we are managing to get so many restful nights into our routine. I had feared that we would be constantly fatigued and in need of rest but so far it’s not […]

RTW3 – Alwar, India – Day 203 (13)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 203 (13)AlwarMonday 27th September Shortly before stupid o’clock this morning, we awoke and started to stir. It was still very dark outside but we could just about make out the dawn threatening to break. We didn’t have the checkout of the hotel until midday so we […]

RTW3 – Delhi, India – Day 204 (14)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 204 (14)DelhiTuesday 28th September First order of business for this morning was to find a better hotel and to check out of this one as soon as possible. I can tolerate the noise of the air-cooler whilst sleeping but I have a much harder time with […]

RTW3 – Delhi, India – Day 205 (15)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 205 (15)DelhiWednesday 29th September Today was a very lazy day for us both. We are rapidly losing our energy for yet more site seeing. The plain truth of the matter is, in fact, that India has finally worn us out and we find ourselves looking ever […]

RTW3 – Delhi, India – Day 206 (16)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 206 (16)DelhiThursday 30th September Even though we are drawing our time here in India to a close, one remaining major attraction awaited us today. We were off to see India’s most precious jewel, the world famous Taj Mahal. This would mark one of those very few […]

RTW3 – Delhi, India – Day 207 (17)

India – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 207 (17)DelhiFriday 1st October With no immediately burning agenda today, we made a very slow start again. Sleeping in after the early rise from yesterday was just the ticket. After another MacDonald’s brunch, we decided to make today the day that we send our first parcel […]