Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”

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Ramadam Kareem!

Have you ever got back from your holiday, unpacked, washed and ironed the filthy laundry, settled down and then wondered; what on earth to do next?

Why, we’ve only just got back and we’re off again!

It’s time to pack our trusty backpacks and make our way to the airport – England here we come…

As usual, we’ve researched this trip and found that temperatures are set to ‘soar’ in the UK to 30 degrees Celsius or thereabouts. Not to worry, we’ll pack a light sweater or two and look forward to some  refreshments from the local alehouse. A beer and a pint of prawns me thinks. And, we will definitely be making our way to our favourite Sarth (sic) London establishment for what is undoubtedly the finest food that money can buy. Pie, Mash, Stewed Eels and Liquor. Should you be unfortunate enough not to know what I am on about, then poor old you. Have a look at this scrumptious delight. Blinkin’  ‘andsome.

Food of the gods!

Food of the gods!

So, it’s off to dear old Blighty for fun, food and fine wine. It’s no good complaining that we are off on yet another adventure but haven’t yet started reporting the last one. Some things just cannot wait.

Oh, alright then, a taste of India…

On route to somewhere unsavoury

Tuk Tuk – Auto-Rickshaw Mayhem

We flew to Kerala in the South of India, known as ‘God’s Own Country’ by the locals. We travelled into Tamil Nadu and back again, went to the Southernmost tip, looked out to Antarctica and documented pretty much most of the journey in photos and video. To quench your thirst for our adventure, here’s a little something we put together.

http://youtu.be/lueaj46hD2E

Please don’t be impatient by flicking through the progress bar at the bottom of the youtube video. Sit back and relax, take fifteen minutes out of your stressful day to enjoy our journey, second by second, as it happened. There’ll be more when we return. Much more but until then…

Engerlund, Engerlund, Engerlund!

Two Pie, Mash, Eels and Liquor, if you please!

Sutton’s finest.

TTFN

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“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

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Namaskaram,

We survived!

Having shortly returned from the Indian subcontinent, we are ready to tell stories of wonder, wandering and wet afternoons. We have been to the coast, to the top of mountains, through tropical forests, across tea plantations, along backwaters, up rivers, down canals, through mango groves, visiting towns, villages and cities; by aeroplane, bus, car, cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, train, houseboat, speedboat, canoe, punt and even on the back of an elephant. Yes, Really! On the back of an elephant we traversed the side of a mountain to aid our passage to wherever it was we were heading next. Not sure exactly where that was but I’m sure the elephant will remember – guffaw!

Oh! Nelly the elephant packed her trunk, etc, etc.

Oh! Nelly the elephant packed her trunk, etc, etc.

We ate curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We saw things that some people would not believe. We saw other things that even we did not believe. In fact, there is so much to show and tell it’s difficult to know where to start and what to include. With over two thousand digital photographs and more than an hour of video footage, it will be a marathon just deciding what to put in and what to leave out. Suffice to say, we’ll try to give you a taste of the adventure we had with a little something on youtube to entertain.

Right now, we’re just about recovered from the hectic pace and the thousands of kilometres travelled. And, for those of you with a caring soul, nothing bad happened to us. There was no food poisoning, no rumbly in the tumby, no great desire to sit for hours upon the porcelain seat, no fevers, breaks, scrapes or knocks – just a great time experiencing a fantastic country and it’s amazing people.

Instalments seem the best idea to tell you all about it so let’s get started…