Hi – impressed with your first Blog and just testing the system! 🙂
See you laters x
Thanks for the link!! You are a STAR x
Know your Mum through the Blue Cross, and she told me about your trip.
I’m always interested in travel, so look forward to reading your blog. Bon voyage!
Have an amazing time guys, I’m looking forward to the first upload of photos, hopefully it won’t be to long 🙂
Great update – and glad the day ended on a high point!
Take care x
Great start! (I’m a friend of Huge’s mum from work)
It reminded me very much of ‘The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel!)
Look forward to following your adventures Huge and Nicole xx
loving your blog and looking forward to each New installment. interesting observation about the money, love the photos.
dude, awesome, brings back the memories now, I can almost smell it..
VERY good writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now do you know what I was talking about!!!????
I love a happy ending 🙂 Miss you guys x
Hi Hugh and Nicole,
Sounds a fantastic adventure, warts ‘n all ! So well described, lots of info, one could almost be there with you. Love the pix too, Love Greg and Chris
Hi Hugh and Nicole,
Hope you are having a great trip. Love the Blog and Photos Great shots of the trains and stations.
I would love to know why all those coaches are parked in the sidings in long grass ? It looks a great trip with all the culture buildings and people.
This is the first chance I had to see your blog with Darren in Banbury.
June broke her arm in a fall and is in the Horton Hospital for observation for a few days until a care package can be arranged.
Otherwise we are all ok.
Hoping to see your mum and dad this week.
take care and enjoy the wonderful experience.
Love Uncle Nige x
Thanks for the entertaining Blog guys, its nice to see India through your eyes, from the comfort of my computer chair. Don’t forget to check under your bed for snakes in the morning before you get up….
Sian and Scott.
are you being flooded out??
Sorry to hear about your computer malfunction – that’s a bit scary 🙁
However – the culinary delights sound most intriguing and you must report back – so we can dish ’em up’ when you get back to Blighty!! x
Waiting for Man Friday
“Where am I?
Where are my clothes?”
(The Harsh Morning series /by Dragon)
hey tell the typewriter guy, get an ebay account, he could make a fortune!
Wow! Those are worth a few quid.
Will have to keep my eyes open for any other diamonds in the rough!
Should I ask how you know they were a Eunuch?
Well I saw a documentary on it with Paul Merton as the unwilling interviewer…
In India, if you are born with both bits in place, you are quickly cut and given a dress.
Unfortunately for these few, they have no say in any of this and become instant outcasts, forced to form roving gangs that extort money from local businesses; usually by way of making a nuisance of themselves until they are sent packing with some coins in hand.
O I C.
So I was looking at the photos of the alter / endwall and it seems the statues kinda look like Buddychrist…
Love it! How totally awesome is that and what an amazing photo!! xx
Best friends. That wasn’t likely to happen up Cowley rd was it….That’s the stuff that makes travel worthwhile and can’t be had without getting off the couch and going out in the woods a little. Great photo.
Cheers buddy. It certainly pays to get out and about. The world has so much to offer 🙂
Nice photo. Whats the big Gingerbread house looking building right of centre?
That, good sir, is St. Arockia Nathar Church.
It made us smile as the name on the board outside just read; ‘Saint Rocks’.
Hiya Hugh and Nicole.
It was great to Skype you both on Christmas Eve. It was as if you were both here with us. We really all enjoyed our ‘Indian Christmas’.
We were all so pleasantly surprised by the gifts. All greatfuly received.
I’m glad the trip is going well.
Have a happy new year. Hope we speak again soon.
All the best to you both.
Rob, Mary & the boys.
Hello. Happy New Year to you all!
It was great to see everyone all dressed up and having a good time.
We were happy to be part of it, even so far away.
Hope all is well and look forward to catching up soon.
Hugh and Nicole
thoise hats are cool, can you get those swell hats
I think that the army keep those ones for themselves. but you can get the little red caps and the large wedding hats with little fans on.
Both look pretty cool.
the look on your girls face is crazy, its like she is waiting to be taken away by the squirrel!
what a great post….you hired your own Limo, ate death Samosas, visited the palaces of kings, rode Sgt Pepper the Elephant and saw the Gunaxe….I can imagine the videogame or movie that would feature a Gunaxe….pure awesomeness. I love the look on the assistant snakecharmers face, relaxed but quietly trying to be as far away from the snake as possible. Hope you’re both well, and enjoying the heck out of your trip.
Cheers buddy. This was definitely one off the best days of the trip so far. Just so much to take in 🙂
wow you finally left India, whew, I feel better already!!! I always wanted to see nepal,,,,the clothes they make are amazingly beautiful….
Yes! It was quite the struggle at times. Glad I had the chance to see so much of it though.
Nepal is amazing, and we have already stocked up on some woolly hats and thick jumpers. It’s needed really as it gets so cold at night.
Hope all is well 🙂
Great description hugh. Koh Tao really is a lovely island. Koh phangan is a lot bigger and costs more to travel from one place to another. I’m travelling up to chang Mai tonight and hopefully you may do at some point. Maybe on your next trip 🙂 I look forward to reading more about your travels…good luck! 🙂
Thanks for the comment. I hope you have a great time up in Chang Mai. We will follow up in around a week or so. Off to Ko Samui first!
So who is this fabulous guy that is the only dude on all the money?
That’s Kingy. Everyone in Thailand adores the monarchy. The government on the other hand…
Happy Birthday, hope you are having a lovely time. Looking forward to sitting down with you both and hearing all your tales in person one day, till then hugs and wishing you safe journey.
Thanks for the message! We are both having a great time and look forward to catching up with you both.
Hi Hugh. Happy birthday to you from me here in Brisbane at Hannah and Ants (and gorgeous baby Alana) – having a great time (even flew down to Sydney for the day Tuesday !). – and from Chris (in Worthing) and Ross (at home in KB with Drew).
Hope things are well for you and Nicole. Looks like happy birthday to you too Nicole ? What a fantastic adventure you seem to be having
Hi Greg. Great to hear from you and thanks for the message. We are both having a great time and are so far loving Laos -where we have just arrived. Send our love to the family and hope all is well.
You certainly are having quite a trip.
Happy Birthday old boy.
I hope it was good.
Rob, Mary and the boys.
Hello, and thank you. We are both well and having a grand time. Laos is amazing, with lots to see. Send our love to the family.
Did you smell Napalm in the morning? these photos remind me of a movie I saw one time……
Sir, will there be video of this water puppetry in action?
I’ll see what I can do.
Well you are as good as your word, thankyou for that. I don’t know what I expected exactly, but somehow puppets in water was the last thing I thought of from the name water puppetry. I was thinking some sort of juggling squirting type of an act…I don’t even know. was there a happy ending?
Hi Hugh and Nicole
Just reading your ramblings. all sounds great
will send you an email
take care. enjoy
Yeh and me 🙂 … saw a notification over on Google+
Hey guys! Sounds like you having a great time! Lots of love, Darren, Lily & Makas x