Category Archives: budget travel

Train Journeys – Jaisalmer to Jodphur

From the town in the desert to Rajasthan’s Blue City, this trip on Indian Railways was perhaps not as memorable as others I’ve taken. Why? Well, I was asleep about five minutes after we left, the scenery was mostly arid, and I’d already done this 301km segment of rail before. Mind you – I hadn’t done it in daylight hours.

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Push Coming to Shove… is Pushkar Worth Visiting?

One of the towns famous in Rajasthan, and let’s face it, there are many, is Pushkar. It’s a curious place, I visited it back in 1999 and again last month when I was back in India for the first time in fourteen years. And I’m not going to a whole article on the pros and cons, but sure, I would

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Visas and Train Tickets for India – an E-Surprise!

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a good weekend! I thought I’d let you know how things are going in preparation for my heading to India and Sri Lanka in four weeks’ time (YAY! Getting close!) I’ve had a bit to sort out with accommodation (the usual routine online) – India still appears to provide excellent value for money for places

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SCOOT Scourge – Once Bitten, How Many Times Shy OR Will I Never learn the Lesson of Budget Airlines?

Howdy all. Yeah, a bit of a rant today. My travel plans temporarily thrown up in the air with the news that SCOOT cancelled their flights from Singapore to Jaipur. My flight was booked for the 12th of March, which by a less than happy coincidence is the date from which going forward they will no longer be flying to

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Travel Itineraries – Slovenia

I’ve been going through all my posts lately and putting them in ‘country’ pages, and I realised I haven’t blogged much at all about Slovenia (amongst quite a few countries I’ve been to). So I thought I’d address that. Starting today with my itinerary through Slovenia. I should point out from the very start that it was only about ten

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Accommodation Review – Elmwood Hotel, London

When in London in May I stayed for a week in an Air BnB apartment. The final night however, I decided I would try and find a hotel near St Pancras station. This was because the next morning I had to take the Eurostar to Paris. So I looked around for something suitable and not too expensive. And so it

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