Posts Tagged ‘village’

Bijaipur and our castle retreat

March 17, 2012 Leave a comment

What better way to look down on people, than from the top of a castle. What a contrast – last night £2.50 for a room, tonight luxury in a 16th century castle. To make it even better, they upgraded us to the penthouse suite in the original part of the castle, complete with domed bedrooms, ramparts, balconies and oriel windows.

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Cat Ba Island and the green lagoons

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

As usual, we parted company with the tour and stayed behind on the island, taking some rickety old bikes (with Theo tied to an little bike seat with an old bike inner tube) up into the national park to stay in a small village in the valley. Basic was the name of the game, but once the cockroaches had been eliminated, the rustic charm came through.

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Halong Bay

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

You can get away with paying just $30 to tour Halong Bay – $10 for the tour and $20 for the coffin. We played it safe, paid well over the odds, on the basis that the quality would be worth paying for – and it was. The cruise takes you into the 1500 sq km bay where nearly 2000 limestone karsks puncture the horizon. Being winter, there is a near permanent mist, adding to the sense of wonderment creating layers of diminishing shadows into the white misty distance.

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