Currently MIA but about to BRB

Well hello there!

I can’t believe it’s been over three months since I posted it on this blog, but I’m hoping you still have some vague memory of this face. Believe it or not it was one of my New Year’s resolutions to try and keep up with doing a post a week. But I have discovered that time flies even when you’re not having fun. And I definitely owe you an explanation for my absence from the blogosphere.

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Jaipur and Agra // India

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To be honest, I’m not really sure how I feel about the last part of India well to be specific, our last few days in Rajhastan. After having an incredible time in Udaipur to being ripped off in Pushkar, there were a lot of mixed feelings and emotions were running high towards the end of our trip. It does not help that I was very fed up of being called Baby by Babu… So awkward.

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Udaipur // India

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So blogging in India and Bali hasn’t gone quite as planned. Remember that post I wrote about travel technology? How I said bringing a laptop was kinda essential if you were planning on blogging whilst you travelled? Well, I should have followed my own advice. Blogging on an iPad is hard!!! I was trying to use the blogging app ‘Blogsy’ which is a great concept but I think it still needs some fine tuning as uploading the posts took foooorever and then they would have to be reuploaded when I wanted to make any changes. Basically it was a nightmare because of the terrible wifi in India. But now that I’m sort of on the way home (I’m currently writing this in an awesome hostel in Delhi) I’ll attempt to catch you all up. Luckily I had my faithful notebook to record all my travels so hopefully I shouldn’t miss a beat!

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3 Winter Resorts for Beginners

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And so Summer is long gone and Winter has officially arrived. I always convince myself that Winter is great, then when it finally arrives, I remember why it really isn’t. The cold, the wet, the need to wear fifty layers under a coat… Then suddenly those Summer blues arrive and I find myself reminiscing about Summer… I’m looking at you India and Bali! But the one thing that makes Winter seem that little more appealing is snow sport. I feel pretty confident when I say some kind of snow sport (whether it be skiing or snowboarding) is on everyone’s bucket list. Well, I know for sure it’s on mine. With Charlie being an avid skier, I have never been keener to go.

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Jodhpur // India

Two posts in two days! Luck you! Throwing it all the way back to India again! Sorry I’ve been so lame with posts but I’ll try to catch you up as fast as I can!

Another city, (blue this time) and another castle called Mehrangarh Fort. I’m starting to sense a recurring pattern here… I feel like forts in India are a bit like temples in Thailand, there’s one in every city and each one is not to be missed. To be fair, every fort we have seen in India has been pretty amazing.

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Jaisalmer // India

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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.

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Mandawa // India

“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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New Delhi // India

“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.

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