A relaxing day in McLeod Ganj

Saturday 19th March 2011 I think todays blog is going to be a bit shorter – “thank goodness” I here you say.  Mainly because for the first time I’ve had a chance to unwind and take in the spectacular views and do very little else. Breakfast of cheese omelette and tea on the terrace was…

Delhi to Dharamsala

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March 2011 Welcome to Dharamsala. Or to McLeod Gang to be precise – the upper town which is home to the Dalia Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile.  It is therefore a major attraction for both Tibetan monks and buddhists from all over the world, as well as being…

Dubai to Delhi

Thursday 18th March 2011 Well I guess this is day two already after a hot and dry night on the plane. So much for Economy – this is the Business!  Yes I got upgraded with not only Business Class on the next flight to Delhi, but full access to the Emirates Lounge in Dubai.  Doesn’t…

Newbury to Dubai

Wednesday 17th March 2011 Seat 80B rocks! Where am I? What the hell am I doing here? Its like a dream. This morning I woke up to bad karma – a neighbouring boater had died in his sleep and the police were everywhere. Just after I left to catch the express bus to Heathrow airport,…

Getting ready for India

Welcome to the first post for four years! Four years ago I was “obliged” to give up blogging from Globetrotter, the narrowboat which has been home for the last seven years.  But now I am back, mainly to start a travel blog for my latest solo trip to India, which will start in only three…