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Archive for December, 2007

Blown Away!


That’s it – it’s official. After 2 and a half months travelling in India, we finally have a winner. You meet people along the course of your travels who often ask you the highlight of your trip so far – your favourite place, the definitive experience. Our typical response has always been a little non-committal […]

Christmas in Darjeeling


Of all places to spend Christmas in India, I think we hit the jackpot with Darjeeling. From the moment we first spied the fruit mince tarts with their dustings of icing sugar piled high in glass cabinets at the local bakery, I knew we were in the right place. For a country such as India, […]



Kate and Christophe welcome to the world, the arrival of little Octavie. Celine and Patrice, the real work starts now! PS: Welcome is also the name of an hilarious – albeit quite silly – Hindi comedy, if you happen to find it at your local video store later…

Hello pen!


Today, we have visited Jhunjhunu, the capital of the local district in Shekhawati. As in most cities in the regions, there are quite a few havelis to visit and we were quickly havelied out, so we started to wander around the city. It was quite pleasant, not that the city is particularly pretty or of […]

Havelis in Shekhawati


To end our travels in Rajasthan, we decided to visit the Shekhawati region which according to most guidebooks has been spared by mass tourism and allows travellers to get some insights into rural life in the region. This is a place where we can see colourful men and women alongside camels and the beautiful thorn […]