I visited another friend in Chennai and together we went to visit Mamallapuram. It consists of the five Rathas and other ancient monuments. At the time, I didn’t write anything about them, just took pictures. So a very short post with
On Boxing day we went for a long walk in an area around an hour away from Kota which is currently waiting for final approval to be a national park. We were joined by Vijay’s sister Sadna and her son
When we got back to the farm, we started the preparations for Christmas decorations. Vicky has had a tree made from cast iron, which is painted green. It is in the shape of a typical evergreen needle tree (pine, fir
I travelled from Jaipur to Kota by train. In a country with a billion residents I managed to sit next to my cousin’s aunt-in-law who was also travelling to Kota! The following day we visited the main attractions of the
We then went out to the Amber Fort. The town is called Amber rather than being named after fossilised tree sap. This had been the capital of a kingdom in Rajasthan and the king the felt that it could not
On Tuesday I went on my trip out to the Bissau Court. This is the Retreat which is mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide, but the sign outside the compound says Bissau Court, so I will call it that too.
The Bissau palace is only just outside the old city, which is famously painted pink. My guide (who arrived at 9:15 in time for the 10 o’clock meeting, IST obviously stretches in both directions!) did tell me which of the