It may have taken us 9 hours and 600km to get here but Jaisalmer is easily the best part of India Charlie and I have explored so far. A pretty easy statement to make considering we've only actually visited two other places but Jaisalmer has made an impact on both of us and we're both fairly certain that this place will be one of our highlights.
26 Jul 2015
"Everything is possible in India, baby."
Our driver, Babu, says this literally every 5 minutes because the most absurd things happen every 5 minutes. The amount of times a cow/dog/sheep/goat/camel has almost flown through the windshield is unbelievable. But I will admit, it is a relief to be in a car rather than enduring a 17 hour train journey to Jaisalmer.
22 Jul 2015
"I think I've underestimated India"
One of the first phrases Charlie mumbled as we weaved between tuk tuks, cars, people, not only trying to prevent ourselves from getting run over but also trying not to trample any of the children that lay on the floor rolling in the dirt. I think it's probably safe to say that both Charlie and I have underestimated India considering it has taken us 2 planes, 1 tuk tuk ride, 1 train, 4 people attempting to help us and 24 hours to finally get to a hotel. 2 of those hours were spent in a tourist office trying to figure out what the hell we are going to do in India for the next 20 days.
19 Jul 2015
17 Jun 2015
Now that exams have finally finished, Charlie and I have finally got round to planning our route round India. It's safe to say it's going to be hectic, overwhelming, exhilarating and exhausting. I couldn't be more excited.
Our original route looked something like this...
7 Jun 2015
For Charlie's 22nd Birthday, I decided to take him on a trip to Wales, I almost included this in the Backyard Adventures series but considering it took us near to 4 hours to get there, I kinda figured it didn't count cause it isn't exactly 'backyard' but it was most definitely worth the long drive.
2 Jun 2015
Another academic year over... I was so focused on exams that I didn't have time to digest the fact that my penultimate year of university was ending! To be honest, I'm not too sure how I feel about it yet. The past 9 months have dragged painfully slowly whilst flying by at the speed of light, I know, doesn't really make much sense but I know what I mean! It feels like just yesterday that I was landing in Heathrow airport after 6 weeks in Thailand with my best friend.