Posts Tagged ‘palace’

Jodhpur – just a quick stop

March 23, 2012 1 comment

We spent most of our time in Jodhpur in our little village, but when we did visit the city the fort was typically brilliant. The combination of gargantuan scale and artistic delicacy make a wonderful awe inspiring combination. Just a few pics on this blog.

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Udaipur – the friendly city

March 19, 2012 5 comments

The romantic city – well actually the friendly city. On our estimates, more than 50% of the people are willing to be friendly without wanting some money. It is very refreshing. So nice that we have spent a fortune in the shops – a lesson that the hawkers may one day learn!

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Amber and Sanganer

March 15, 2012 2 comments

The Amber Fort, probably the best palace we have seen on our travels! They just seem to be getting better and better. This, the old capital of Rajastan, was the political powerhouse of the kingdom and the palace is suitably lavish.

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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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A night at the Conti.

February 3, 2012 4 comments

Before heading up to the beaches of Mui Ne, a treat was in store at the Continental, the famous old hotel that was the residence of many a correspondent  during the American War, and also the backdrop for the 1950’s film “The Quiet American”.

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Bag Pa In +48 hours

January 13, 2012 4 comments

Generally know for it’s palace, I will probably remember Bang Pa In for the pork and noodle soup that gave me a horrendous 48 hours worth of food poisoning.

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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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