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India in Summary – 100 Miles Per Hour to Very Very Slowly Slowly

India in Summary – 100 Miles Per Hour to Very Very Slowly Slowly

India is a country of such wide-ranging contrasts. From the many cultural highs and lows, to areas of great beauty and places of such filth. If you want a country to challenge your senses then India is it. It’s a classic love it or hate it country, with most people in one camp or the other, rarely is there a middle ground. Over the six weeks or so I was in India I crossed the northern regions of the country. I visited numerous...

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Dharamsala & Amritsar – Crazy Borders, Spiritual Hills & Golden Temples

Dharamsala & Amritsar – Crazy Borders, Spiritual Hills & Golden Temples

It was another beautiful sunny start to the morning drive, west towards Dharamsala. Along the way I stopped at Bir. This is a famous location for the paragliding fraternity. As I got closer to the drop zone I could see hundreds of paragliders up in the sky. I stopped to watch as they were returning from their morning flights. Many had been up in the air for over 5 hours. The first people I chatted to were Kat and Brian, a couple of Kiwis...

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Shimla & Manali – Queen of the Hills & Mountain Retreats

Shimla & Manali – Queen of the Hills & Mountain Retreats

The drive back into the hills was beautiful yet again. Shimla, the Queen of the Hills was my destination. Famed for being the summer capital where the British governed the country during the hot summer months down on the plains. It was an early start and a long drive from Delhi. On arrival in Shimla after some shenanigans finding the right accommodation I ended up finding a hotel not far from the town centre. I parked Boris and crashed out...

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Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

I arrived in Delhi on a beautiful sunny day. My destination was India Gate and it provided a wonderfully inviting welcome to the capital city. Wide avenues filtering into a gigantic roundabout that encompasses the grounds surrounding the India Gate memorial to fallen soldiers. It was impressive and made a great first impression. Things only got better when I arrived at the house of Tina Sharma and her family. In what was becoming the...

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The Wedding Dance – Bollywood Style

The Wedding Dance – Bollywood Style

Being on the road in October 2013 has unfortunately meant that I have had to miss the weddings of four very close friends. Unable to celebrate and join them on the dance floor in person I’ve made a Bollywood dance video for them instead. On Saturday 19th October 2013 Laura and Colin in London, and Susana and Andrew in Mexico are getting married. It’s a great day for a celebration. This dance video is for you guys. Sorry I...

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