It may have taken us 9 hours and 600km to get here but Jaisalmer is easily the best part of India Charlie and I have explored so far. A pretty easy statement to make considering we’ve only actually visited two other places but Jaisalmer has made an impact on both of us and we’re both fairly certain that this place will be one of our highlights.
“Everything is possible in India, baby.”
Our driver, Babu, says this literally every 5 minutes because the most absurd things happen every 5 minutes. The amount of times a cow/dog/sheep/goat/camel has almost flown through the windshield is unbelievable. But I will admit, it is a relief to be in a car rather than enduring a 17 hour train journey to Jaisalmer.
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“I think I’ve underestimated India”
One of the first phrases Charlie mumbled as we weaved between tuk tuks, cars, people, not only trying to prevent ourselves from getting run over but also trying not to trample any of the children that lay on the floor rolling in the dirt. I think it’s probably safe to say that both Charlie and I have underestimated India considering it has taken us 2 planes, 1 tuk tuk ride, 1 train, 4 people attempting to help us and 24 hours to finally get to a hotel. 2 of those hours were spent in a tourist office trying to figure out what the hell we are going to do in India for the next 20 days.
So I’ve been much more quiet on the blogging side of life than I anticipated! The past two months have flown by in the blink of an eye and I still haven’t really registered that I’m leaving for India TODAY. Despite the fact that I’m currently sat in the airport waiting to board…
Now that exams have finally finished, Charlie and I have finally got round to planning our route round India. It’s safe to say it’s going to be hectic, overwhelming, exhilarating and exhausting. I couldn’t be more excited.
Our original route looked something like this…
For Charlie’s 22nd Birthday, I decided to take him on a trip to Wales, I almost included this in the Backyard Adventures series but considering it took us near to 4 hours to get there, I kinda figured it didn’t count cause it isn’t exactly ‘backyard’ but it was most definitely worth the long drive.
I’m sure many people can empathise with me when I say I don’t get to travel anywhere near as much as I would like. Due to university and money, I’m left with very little opportunity to travel abroad. But with every cloud there is a silver lining, which is why I’ve revived the Backyard Adventure series! I know, I know, it’s barely been gone! But I recently went to Woolacoombe and I realised how much of England I have left to show you…
Bristol, one of my favourite cities in the world. I guess I’m not alone in my opinion considering it was voted number one city in the UK. I suppose I started loving Bristol in 2010 when I started working for Hollister. My 16 year old self was ecstatic about working in a city after spending the majority of my life in the sheltered countryside. Bristol held mystery, activity, anonymity. If any of you have ever lived in the countryside I’m sure you’ll be able to empathise, but in small towns and villages, everyone seems to know you and your business. Bristol was a completely new adventure to me, it’s kind of a London meets countryside city if you get me.
Home to hippies, spiritualists, a quirky high street and one of the most famous festivals in the world. I am talking about Glastonbury, the small town which 250,000 people every year will come to appreciate some of the world’s biggest and best music artists.
Considering Charlie and I didn’t do so much for Valentine’s day and it’s our one year anniversary this weekend (yay!), we decided to take a weekend trip to St. Ives. St. Ives will be the third place to be featured in the backyard adventures series as it is located just two hours away from my home in the beautiful county of Cornwall.