Stuartbarbara's Travel Posts

Sur le Pont d'Avignon.... View back to the Palais des Papes from the end of the famous Pont. Northeast of Avignon is the lovely town of Vaison la Romain. There…

Out our front door the narrow passageway is part of the uppermost path which encircles the church lawn and goes in front of the church itself. No cars here! In…

The pretty hillside town of Seguret is in the background. Florent and Julien joined us here for five days. A requisite selfie Our nice village of Sablet.  The…

The town of Nyons is home to a modified factory which is a scourtinerie.  Coconut fibre ("coir") from India was spun into fine rope and used to make filters…

One of the joys of being in France is, of course, the food. Even peanut butter on a fresh from the bakery baguette is wonderful But several cheeses following…

Arrived at 130 am this morning. The smog here is dreadful. We could not see anything from the plane windows as the smog was so thick. Many staff at the airport…

Travelling in India with a friend, Sandra, from London. We had a wonderful day today of touring Old Delhi. We stopped for a photo of the wall from the 14th…

Started our second day of touring at the Qutb Minar, a 13th century victory tower. This area was the center of the first Islamic kingdom, the Delhi Sultanate.…

Long drive, three hours, from Delhi to Agra this morning. You can see the smog is still very thick. The round huts, we were told, are homes for the farmers…

We started our morning by crossing the river to see some sights on the far side. The traffic was as chaotic as usual, made more crazy by the cows roaming on the…

We arrived by train and stayed three nights at a lovely ecologically friendly hotel near the park. Early morning heading for a game drive, we passed camels…

The Amber Fort was the strategic citadel established in 1592 by Man Sing 1 on the remains of an early 11th century fort. The requisite elephant ride up the hill…

Heading into Jaipur for our last day there.  These elephants are on the main road, totally ignoring the traffic. Ladies carrying food for their animals The…

Leaving Jaipur, there are still long, long lines at all the banks. The people seem amazingly calm about this huge inconvenience. Modern highways in India are…

This dam was built in the late 1800s by the family who now run the hotel. They then attracted farmers and herdsmen who now live in the nearby village. The…

After a lovely quiet day at this tent hotel, we went for an afternoon nature walk. The weavers are very skillful at building nests. The male makes the nest and…

Despite the chaotic driving we have seen few accidents. This one was major and crews were trying to right the huge truck. Not sure if there were injuries as we…

Our last stop in India is the lovely city of Udaipur. The city is built around man made lakes and has a lot of water front areas Beside our hotel is a…

Sadly this glorious adventure must  come to an end. Sandra and I had two glorious weeks travelling in the  north of India From Udaipur we flew back to Delhi.…
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