My last summer in India was spent travelling through the northern part of the country and Nepal. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting some more UNESCO sites.
The train leaves Kalka station at 5:30 am. Let’s think backwards. We are about 3 kilometers from the station, so we should get up and leave at 4:45, so that if we can’t find a rickshaw at such an early hour, at least we have enough time to walk to the station.
It would appear that Emma and I don’t know how to travel easy (see flying to Sri Lanka). So it was with Chandigarh. Since we were flying into Chandigarh, but actually spending the night in Pinjore 20 kilometres outside of the city, we needed to leave our large backpacks somewhere in order to explore Chandigarh in … More Nek Chand Rock Garden: Chandigarh’s Ode to Eccentricity
This UNESCO site consists of six different fort locations, and I actually forgot to count it, because I have visited some of them over the span of three years, so I thought I would quickly add this Heritage Site to my tally. The Hill Forts of Rajasthan include Chittorgarh, Gagron, Jaisalmer, Amber, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore, the latter … More UNESCO Heritage Site #98: Hill Forts of Rajasthan
As your passport gets smudged with new stamps, fattened with permits and employment visas, it becomes harder to remember what home actually feels like. Having not stayed in one place for more than two years over the last decade, I’ve come to appreciate places that have provided familial comfort despite being far away from my … More Paraliving at Kamshet
To avoid constantly living in the past and to move on to the experiences in the present, I might have to briefly summarize my Sri Lankan and other experiences at the expense of my fastidiousness:
From Mirissa, we decided to take a 5-hour bus to Ella, as our entry point into the Hill Country. The bus, originating in Galle, passed through Mirissa, so we knew we would be jumping onto already full bus. Our worst expectations were confirmed, but from the experience I have learnt the cardinal rules for travelling … More Travel Tip: Find an anchor point and defend it