Archive for the 'India' Category

Changing of the guard ceremony at Wagah border between Pakistan & India – photograph

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Wagah Border changing of the guard

The Wagah Border ceremony between Pakistan and India It’s one of the last great official borders of the modern world. Close to both Lahore and Amritsar it’s easily reached. A full guide to the Wagah border ceremony is here. In todays dry boring borders of nothing but security checks and passport control watching the Wagah border… Continue reading more »

The Mountain Shadow: book review

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
The Mountain Shadow Book Cover

The Mountain Shadow is the sequel to the epic Shantaram by David Gregory Roberts The Mountain Shadow: is a book I was looking forward to read for many years. If you’ve read my review for Shantaram then you’ll know I felt it was one of the best travel books I’ve ever come across. By proxy… Continue reading more »

Boats along the Ganges in Varanasi, India

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Boats along the Ganges in Varanasi, India

Taking a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges The Ganges river is  2,525 km, begins in the Himalayan mountains of India and is the most sacred of rivers to Hindus. The Ganges is also the world’s fifth most polluted river. Varanasi contributes to that pollution but you’d never think that consider the amount of people that… Continue reading more »

Morning Prayers in the Ganges

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Man in Morning Prayers on the Ganges - India

Praying at dawn in the Ganges river Varanasi is one of those unique places on earth that shows the circle and belief in life like no other. From the cremations to the body washing, drinking and living. The Ganges is the river of life and the end of life for many. To paddle a boat… Continue reading more »

Early morning on the Ganges

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Men washing in the Ganges at Dawn

Dawn on the Ganges in India is a beautiful thing Golden hues, pastel buildings and the sweet lapping of India’s most holy of rivers. Taking a boat trip up the Ganges is a must if you visit north India. It’s certainly one of my “India Highlights”. The story behind this photograph I’d spent the previous… Continue reading more »

The Golden Temple at night in Amritsar India

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Golden Temple at Night - India

Is the Golden Temple more impressive than the Taj Mahal … When people speak of must see sights in India the Taj Mahal is nearly always at the top of the list. While the Taj is an impressive building and it does feel surreal to visit it I found the Golden Temple to be far more impressive. The… Continue reading more »

Gorakphur to the Nepalese Border

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Travel Journal Overview:Travel is a great learning tool. It’s been one of greatest teachers. It usually works well, like when I took this train to Gorakphur , avoided all tourists and made it to the boarder. Only then I screwed up … or so I thought. It was 7.30am when I took a quick tour… Continue reading more »