Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Indian Camel Safari and More

Hello all! First things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA! Sending you hundreds and thousands of hugs and kisses from India! I wish SO much that I could fly out to California to join the Mob for your special day- not to mention good food and wine! I hoe you have an extra glass of bubbly for me! I'm sure you have a wonderful time and make sure to take lots of pictures for me.
So far India has been hot, but an experience that has taught me so many things. It has now officially been a month since leaving home and I have to admit I am really looking forward to my home stop-over before venturing on to Vietnam. There are so many pictures I want to share with you all but internet connection is slow here and I can only upload a selected few at a time.

We just returned from a camel safari last night and unfortunately I wasn't too well on the trip. You kind of get used to constantly having some form of stomach bug while being here, although the thought of being without one is very pleasant. I started taking my antibiotics last night and I am hoping that they will kick in some time this evening before our 10 hour bus ride to Udaipur. It leaves at 10:00PM and arrives some time tomorrow morning. Don't forget to skype me tomorrow Mum!!!

Here is what we have been up to in the past week:

Just for you Dad!

Indian embroidery

A hidden treasure in Jaipur. Our very quaint guest house.

Lucy and I lazing on the lawn in front of the Taj Mahal

The grounds of the Taj Mahal

The great Taj Mahal

Another beautiful face

Hello Taj Mahal!

CATS, and I dance, dance, dance, and I dance, dance, dance, CAT, I'm a kitty cat - just for you Mum! Love you!

Some more Indian embroidery

Lovely Lucy

Agra Fort

The Agra Fort

Camel safari

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A few snapshots from India

Pippa, Lucy and Jess at the Agra Fort.

Me in a traditional sari.

Holy festival on the River Ganges in Varanasi.

The River Ganges and the burning ghat in the distance.

Hostels in India can be quite beautiful.

Our friends we met in the Gorakhpur train station. They were a school cricket team going to play against other school teams in Nepal.

Pippa and I on our 10 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Sunali (Indian border).

Lucy in our hippy den in Varanasi.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Trekking the Himalayas

Hi all! I have been so incredibly busy the past week- Pippa and my Dad arriving for the trek and now we are making our way down to India tomorrow via several buses and train rides. I will post more in writing once I get to India. But for the moment here are some pictures of our trek and general life in Nepal. Missing you all so much! Wish you were here with me Richie!!! Love you all!
K xoxo

Me and my chick

View from our hotel room at Nagarkot

Sunrise at 5:30AM

Old villager smoking Marijuana

Thought about you Mum - miss you!

Food porn

Local villager and her goats

Early morning wake-up call (5:15AM) to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas
Grandpa: If you happen to see this picture of me... I am terribly sorry about my eyebrow piercing. It's completely unoticable when I don't have it in and I promise I won't wear it around you - just think of how much you love Abby from N.C.I.S! PLEASE DON'T BE TOO MAD! LOVE YOU!!!!

Dad and I, Nagarkot

Rice, corn and tea terraces

The local village houses

Jess and a two day old goat

Lucy and Jess on a banana break

Curly whirly plants

Tiger, Parrot, Elephant and Moose

Standard meal - the Nepalese make killer vegetable soups

First morning of the trek


A very pretty slug

My personal message to the world

Abandoned army training camp

A pile of spices

Pippa, Jess, myself and Gopal

Dad and his favorite weed

Abandoned army training camp

Babies with eyeliner

Kathmandu city

More henna

A very beautiful human being


Monkey Temple

Monkey Temple

Candles made out of boiled fat at Monkey Temple