Toy train ride and romantic dinner

15- 16 February: second destination for our tour group in India Toy train ride and romantic dinner We gathered on the Kangra station platform, huddled together against the cold air. We’d spent the morning walking around the magnificent ruins of Kangra Fort. The fort was first mentioned in Alexander the Great’s war records in the Read more about Toy train ride and romantic dinner[…]

The Golden Temple at Amritsar, India

On 11 February this year I travelled with a friend to India. We met our fellow Voyages Jules Verne tourists at Amritsar airport, from where we were ferried to an enchanting hotel for a two night stay. Our first full day in India set very high expectations. As we wove through the streets in three Read more about The Golden Temple at Amritsar, India[…]

A visual tour of New Delhi

Today I am taking you to New Delhi, this time using images instead of words! Special thanks go to Stephen Swabey for photographs and video clips. Here are some of the sights you’ll see: Jama Masjid Mosque, Ghandi’s house, Ghandi’s flame/Raj Ghat, India Gate, Qtub Mina, Humayun’s tomb, Rickshaw ride New Delhi, and a Ride Read more about A visual tour of New Delhi[…]

Trevelez, Alpujarras, Spain

The sun beats down on the village, unchanged for a century. A donkey swings from side to side, baskets swaying, laden with sorghum; clip clop over the cobbles, past whitewashed walls, breaking the silence. In the glaring sunlight scarlet hibiscus burgeon from window boxes. The scent of jasmine fills the air, mingling with the pungent Read more about Trevelez, Alpujarras, Spain[…]

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