Cusco & Machu Picchu

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We’re finally here in Peru, a country that had haunted the dreams of Thomas since the Adventures of Tintin: the Prisoners of the Sun. Perú, the land of the Incas, llamas and condors. We arrived in Cusco exhausted having spent more than 34 hours in airplanes and airports, and dumped our backpacks at the Wild […]

Rajasthan, Part Two

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On our second day in Pushkar, Thomas tries to get in touch with his friend Pierre, a Frenchman whom he met two years earlier, almost to the day at a shop in Udaipur, and with whom he had spent more than two weeks, traveling from Varanasi to Darjeeling. It was a pleasure to meet again. […]

Rajasthan, Part One

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No news is good news! Two weeks have passed since our last article and we have traveled from Rajasthan (North India) to Kerala (South) using rickshaws, auto rickshaws, taxis, local buses, trains and airplanes. India is colossal, almost a continent in itself and moving from place to place requires time. We did not attempt to […]

Holi Festival 2012

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We left South East Asia bound for the Indian subcontinent. First step, New Delhi. Arriving on the 23h flight from Kuala Lumpur, we pass through passport control without incident, having arranged our visas three months ago. Time to spend our first rupees, we take a taxi to our guesthouse ideally located next to Central Station. […]

Masterchef Thailand

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We arrived in Chiang Mai by over night train from Bangkok at 8am and took a taxi straight to CM Blue House, our cookery school would pick us up between 8.30 and 9.00. We hadn’t eaten on the train, and skipped breakfast as we had a big day of food ahead of us. The train […]