Bisht was our Sikh taxi driver, he took us to one of the many temples in Delhi and after a tour of the last temple and grounds he took us to a large kitchen where volunteers cook and provide food for the poor on a 24 hour basis. Whilst we watched bubbling cauldrons of […]
Everybody in Delhi drives with their hands on the horn. Honk when somebody is in your way or if you want to overtake or even undertake, it doesn’t seem to matter, the only important thing is that you honk.
I have been to many cities, often noticing ‘the have and the have nots’ but in […]
The start of our trip was an hour or so drive to Cordoba to connect with the high speed AVE train to Madrid which whisked us there in under 2 hours in absolute comfort and even though we did travel by tourist class there was plenty of leg room – please note Virgin Rail […]
Curry. What better way to bring people together.
In rural Spain it is not easy to pop out for what in the UK is the most common takeaway, curry.
So a few days before setting off to India I held a curry night at Casa Adora attracting nationalities from UK, France, Belgium and Spain. Oh and […]
Now I admit that I haven’t an awful lot of hair but what I do have grows extremely quickly. I put this down to a diet of red wine, garlic and lemons.
My preferred hair dresser in Spain, and I don’t mind giving them a plug, is Jesus Caño Peluquerias in Martos. They have two shops but I […]
I keep pinching myself that I am off to India with an old git on Monday.
Soon Tony Cartwright and I will be boarding the AVE high speed train in Cordoba bound for Madrid but a thought occurred to me as I read (again) The Rough Guide to India…
At best 50% of visitors to India suffer from travellers’ […]
I do charity work.
Every Sunday I accompany my friend, Diabetic Tony, around the local bars in our little village in the Sierra Sur region of Spain’s Andalucía and whilst doing so one sunny Sunday in November he mentioned his ambition to visit India but had never had the opportunity to go there with a […]
1. I am being dry (Dry January – for charity), except Sunday’s when I have special dispensation as I do other charity work on the Sabbath. And when you are dry you do not have much enthusiasm – trust me.
2. I am planning a trip to India next month. Well, the flights are booked […]
Apparently there are around 19 billion chickens in the world and I have no idea who counts them. It goes without saying that China leads the way with 371 million, even Bermuda boasts 30,000 chicks.So I am thinking… if there are 19 billion chickens knocking around why are there people starving in some parts […]
Whatever your circumstances are there is always somebody worse off than you, no matter how bad you feel and in this respect it is in my nature to endeavour to raise money for worthy causes.Until recently I was living in England’s Lake District which gave me the opportunity to raise funds by yomping* across […]