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March 3, 2012

Live Kababs

Some of the signs in India are a hoot – this one in particular. can you imagine a crash course in brain surgery!!  JOLLY FAT GO is another one that got me laughing. So what’s that about? Then there was LIVE KABABS.  Will one of these walk off the plate if I’m too slow to […]

March 1, 2012

Bits & pieces

This past week or so has been a series of minor mishaps, (I’m saving major ones for later!). Just when I’m bopping along wondering why I ever thought this ride might be challenging the National highway suddenly breaks up completely causing traffic to grind to a halt. Trucks crawl along at only a few kms an […]

February 23, 2012

Toot, toot

Removing the tusks from elephants & rhinos is pretty distasteful but there’s  one type of horn I’d like to see eradicated completely and that’s the one blasting from every Indian vehicle on the road. Earsplitting sounds emit constantly from an array of horns. If I wake in the middle of the night and for a […]

February 19, 2012

What’s not to see?

Rivaling the Sydney Opera House for architectural beauty the Taj Mahal definitely doesn’t disappoint it’s thousands of visitors. Starting at first light, then all throughout the day, they’re herded through check points, with a search for weapons, food, chewing gum and anything else that might be considered harmful to this amazing white marble memorial to […]