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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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Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Exiting from Kolkata airport into the Indian air was an assault on the senses I’ve experienced only once before. The last time I was in India!! It was early evening by the time I collected my bags and headed into town to find my hotel. The road was filled Kolkata’s synonymous yellow taxi’s, it’s colourfully decorated old buses and what seems like a million autos (motorised Tuk Tuk). With horns blasting, they all...

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Malaysia – A Race, A Game, A Birthday And A Boat

Malaysia – A Race, A Game, A Birthday And A Boat

Exiting Thailand was really easy. Entering Malaysia was just about as simple. A small fee (3.80 Ringgit) and a stamp of the passport was step one. Easy. A visit to the immigration inspection booth lead me to the office of the head honcho to get my carnet de passage (Boris’ passport) stamped and I was in. Easy. I was aware I need some 3rd party car insurance. They were 100 metres past the entrance. A small fee for one month and I was...

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Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India, It’s great to be back!! After an extended stay in Singapore (waiting for my delayed vessel to leave Port Klang) I flew back to Kuala Lumpur to collect my shipping documents, and then onto Kolkata on Tuesday. It was a great few weeks relaxing but I’ve been getting itchy feet waiting to get back on the road. I’m now in central Kolkata and have begun the process of arranging for Boris’ container to clear...

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