Tag Archives: Wanderlust

Stuck in the Middle with Uluru

the world was a featureless place until the 10 ancestors (spirit people) of the Anangu came into being and travelled across the land, creating the features like Uluru that we see today. It represents the physical evidence of their time on the earth and is seen as one of their most dramatic and inspiring creations. […]

I am the Mountain, I am Mudgee

It was three and a half years since we first arrived in Sydney. In that time we had explored the city we had decided to call home for a while, gallivanted up and down the east coast, popped over to Tasmania, hopped up to Darwin and a few more places in between. But as for […]

The 96ers

Melbourne, like all Australian metropolitan areas it seems, has access to some beach areas. One of the more famous of these is a place called St. Kilda. With the weather behaving we decided to risk going down there and checking it out. St. Kilda was named after the schooner The Lady of St. Kilda (which […]

Call me Ishmael…

Standing across from Albany City and the King George Sound is an area called Frenchman’s bay. It is here that today’s adventure would take place. We drove down the peninsula all the way to a place called Whale World. As we got to the car park Karen noticed the fuel gauge on empty. Making an […]

You only Sling when you’re winning!

It was time to bid farewell to KL, it had been good to us. We felt almost normal again and ready to hit the road to Singapore. We boarded the 10am bus and travelled in style across the border from Malaysia. The Singaporeans obviously like their comforts and this bus was no exception- a massage, […]

Filters and Fashion

The first of our activities alluded to in our last post was a visit up the Mekong river to see the caves at Pak Ou. The previous night the water would not work in the shed so we were moved to another room. Sitting at our breakfast we were told that we would have to […]

Palaces, Posers and Pad Thai

After a much needed lie in we set off on foot to the Grand Palace. After 10 minutes we wish we had got a TukTuk as it was hot hot! But no. We are travellers and not tourists so we continued á pied (as the French say). We eventually made it to the walls of […]

Kathmandu among the pigeons

We luckily managed to evade capture (and rabies) thanks to our running shoes and the fact that Third World hounds don’t have much stamina After a fun filled 5 weeks in India the time came to board Air India Flight AI215 from to Kathmandu (Nepal) from Delhi (after an intial leg from Kochi) Karen used […]

Our Houseboat in the middle…

… Of our stream! Our penultimate stop in India was the backwaters in Kerala. The main hub and best chance to get a houseboat was in a town called Allepey. In order to avoid the weekend rush we waited until the Sunday to take a boat. This left us with 2 nights to fill. After […]

The Elephants went in two by two…

Hurrah hurrah! We had arrived early in Thekkady – a town that straddles Periyar National Park.  Today it encompasses over 925 square kilometres of forests, plains and wetlands and is the product of years of organic growth and conservation starting in the 1930s as a simple effort to stop the encroachment of tea plantations near […]

The Rocky Road to Thekkady

1.2.3.4.5 Early morning mist came flooding down the mountains as we tucked into our “Wonderful” Toast. I say Toast.. Slightly warmed bread is a better description. We decided to take our hosts advice and get 2 buses to Kumily and bypass the need to go into Munnar (and add 2 hours to our journey) “Come […]

Fifty Shades of Tay

The next stop on the Kerala tour were the hills of Munnar and it’s numerous tea plantations. Situated 1,600 metres above sea level in the Western Ghats mountain range it home to some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates and these surround the villages and towns of Munnar like a besieging army. Our day started […]

Beena and the Jets!!

Our next stop was Fort Cochin in Kerala. A few days earlier we had emailed a homestay we had found online called Beena’s. We later found out how lucky we were to get a room here as this place was a Traveller’s Choice Winner on TripAdvisor the last 3 years. It didn’t take us long […]

More Wedding Pictures from Mumbai

Here are some more wedding pictures:

Monday..Tuesday.. Hampi Days!

Yet another early start awaited us to make the onward connection to Hampi. The 1 hour taxi ride was uneventful (for a change) and we arrived at Madgoan Railway Station with about 25 mins to spare to wait on our train to Hospet Junction (The main hub for Hampi). Our train rocked up only 5 […]