Well, we are here in Colombia and with jet lag, altitude adjustment, and attitude adjustment behind us, we feel as though the journey has begun. So far, the altitude has not been a real issue, other than occasional shortness of breath, but our (my?) attitude adjustment took a little longer. Stories of express kidnappings, the … More Bogota: A City in Transition
Astronaut Neil Armstrong attributed that quote to geologists, who understand so well that rocks carry the stories of the planet – history, geography, weather events, flora, fauna and human activity – all contained within their solid, immoveable forms. We have spent the past five days camped at Bluff, Utah; a perfect base from which to … More “Rocks Remember”
We’ve been travelling down the Baja peninsula for six weeks and it has taken us this long to figure out one of the main draws to this part of Mexico – water sports. Now we have reached Los Barriles, a small town almost at the southern tip, which appears to be the epicentre for every … More Los Barriles: Water, water everywhere
Jaisalmer is the most western and remote of the Rajasthan cities: the golden jewel right on the edge of the Thar Desert. Formerly a prosperous camel-trade route between India and Asia, its fortunes dropped drastically after Partition in 1947, and the area seemed destined to dry up. Ironically, its proximity to the Pakistan border gave … More Jaisalmer: on the edge of the Thar Desert
Based on our travels through India so far and with so much yet to see, we can’t say for sure that Udaipur lives up to its marketing slogan, but it is certainly one of the most photogenic we’ve seen. Udaipur is a city of lakes and mountains, with centuries-old havelis ringing every shore – the … More Udaipur: The Most Romantic City in India?
Well, we are more than halfway through our travels and I had to jinx myself. “We may make it through this trip without getting sick,” I said. Oh boy, a day later it began, with chills and fatigue (luckily we flew from Varanasi to Jaipur before I began feeling unwell). By the time we got to … More Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Pink City