Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Qutub Minar – they knew how to build

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment

As a way to check out our driver for the next few weeks, we took a trip around the outskirts of Delhi. Sukhdeep turned out to be a very nice gentle man and the car was a big, comfortable and new 7 seater – Thank you again Vinish!

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Hanoi take two

February 27, 2012 1 comment

Our return to Hanoi from the Halong Bay excursion was the opportunity to catch up on the few things we had missed first time round.

Top of the agenda was exploring the old town, where the streets are named after their activity, eg “Silver Street”, just sells silver. All the silver shops are here and you pretty much cannot buy silver anywhere else in the centre of town.

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Alta Gracia, Che and the Condors.

October 15, 2011 Leave a comment

In search of highlights and educational opportunities, we head out to Alta Gracia, a well known Jesuit Estanza. Given the slow roads, we arrive 45 minutes before it closes for the siesta, it is a whistle stop tour. As it turns out, 45 minutes is plenty, we even have 5 minutes spare! The collection of about 10 rooms (each about 3m by 3m) has a bit of history in each, from pre-Incan, through the Jesuits to the 19th century. The place has a nice farmstead feel with a cloistered courtyard, but it struggles to reach “highlight” status.

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