Posts Tagged ‘market’

Jaisalmer – the Golden City

March 25, 2012 Leave a comment

The first thing we noticed about Jaisalmer – it has great internet. Being near Pakistan and crawling with army bases and solders, communication is top priority and you can get high speed 3G even in the middle of the desert!

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Pushkar – only fools and horses

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

First impressions of this holy city, is that it is a cross between the mountains of Crete and all the images we have ever seen of Afghanistan with a healthy dose of rubbish thrown in. Cows and men with shotguns wander around in the dusty heat, combined with the sun bleached signs and debris rendering the outskirts a certain frontierland feel. In the town it is given over to tie-dyes and all manner of leather products aimed at tourists.

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Jaipur – the pink city

March 14, 2012 2 comments

The pink city on the eastern edge of the desert has a wonderful walled palace at it’s heart, painted dusty pink and providing the city its nick name. We stayed near the station in a hotel that was a little oasis, a place with a garden, with real grass, and tables, and a tree and everything! (Everything apart from a cool refreshing beer)

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Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh City

January 27, 2012 4 comments

Fiesta fiesta fiesta – I think we have landed in the party season. It is the fourth day of Tet, the New Year, and this year is the particularly special year of the Dragon. Everyone is out on the street and in top spirits.

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Ayutthaya – Back from the floods.

January 11, 2012 Leave a comment

In our search for more of the original Siamese culture we headed for Ayuthhaya – the ruined capital city offers a chance to wander the ancient ruins amongst the verdant grass lawns and strikingly beautiful lily ponds. Well that was what the guide book said.

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Notes from BA

October 4, 2011 Leave a comment

We decided to brave it in a youth hostel this time, a pretty funky sort of place in a pretty dodgy part of town – San Telmo. This used to be the posh part, but Yellow Fever moved all the rich people up to Recoletta.  The advice from the lovely girls on reception when going out at night was, “keep hold of the children’s hands, it is better that they are alive than free – Great! One advantage was that it had the best old architecture around worth dying for.

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Timbaki Market

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Every Saturday, the market hits Timbaki, a town about 40 minutes drive away. In the dusty chaos you are greeted with mounds of local honey, fruit and veg, street corner souvlaki (kebabs), snails, and lots and lots of shoes! Compared to all the other prices over in Crete, it is a bargain. (it is really, really expensive here, petrol: €1.87, yoghurt & honey: €4.50, coffee: €2.50. It is no wonder that all the taverna’s are empty. Tourists are coming, but nobody is spending.

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