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About this time 11 years ago we travelled as a family to Malaysia and Thailand. We were lucky. Though the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 swept the beach we were on at Batu Ferrenghi, thankfully, it caused no casualties and only slight damage. After that we went to Kho Phangan in Thailand where Theo, who…

North, I mean South

I had thought to head North to the hills, but it’ll be chilly there this time of year, so now instead, the prospect of a 220km ride SE to Agra and the Taj Mahal, meant to be most beautiful at dawn (6:30). Across from the Taj, the Agra fort is also a Unesco world heritage site; so that’d…

“Take some wet wipes”

That’s the advice of a mate who’s travelled around india. I guess they’d  better be biodegradable.  Can’t one exist just on Pranha and lassis? Oh well – three packets ordered from Amazon. Air temperature in Delhi looks to be 21C,  a decent summer’s day here and double what it is outside, despite the mildest solstice on record and blossom…

Helluva stable

I fly to new Delhi Tuesday week, that was a mistake. I was heading for Mumbai, but somehow got diverted in the process of booking a flight. From a mate’s prompting, I’ve now sorted out visa, currency card, typhoid jab, and reserved one of  “Yes Please’s” rooms for the first few nights. (Air Bnb is developing into a really useful…

Planning a trip to India

A friend suggested keeping an account of this trip to India, so, to avoid scattering musings about like eggs in a farmyard, this old blog rides again. So it’s in two halves, two themes: masculism and India, split by a 6 year gap . Since I last wrote I’ve been delighted to find my vocation, and practise as a UX…