All good things come to an end

No trip to Singapore would be complete without having a Singapore Sling in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel.  What I had forgotten was the exorbitant price tag that comes with it!  One Singapore...

Clean air, green grass & tranquility

As today was ANZAC day, we caught the extremely efficient train (MRT) to Kranji and then walked the short distance to the War Cemetery to mark our respects.  As this was our only full...

From one extreme to the other

I was looking forward to Singapore.  I feel a strong connection with her as I was born there and have been fortunate to visit several times since.  We left Mumbai at 10:05 this morning...

Farewell Mumbai

What an experience last night at the game.  Mumbai Indians won a close game and the atmosphere at the stadium was excellent – certainly the best of the venues we’d been to.  But what...

Match day ticket frenzy

We decided to have another flexible day today as we had arranged another meeting (which didn’t take place).  Rhys finally awoke just after 9:30 – his body alarm clock must have alerted him to...

Empty airports & street food

Today was another official “blob out” day as we needed to check out the hotel by 12:00 and were flying back to Mumbai in the afternoon.  The day got off to a bad start...

Temples and romantic dinners!

I slept really well last night and looked forward to a full day excursion to see the 14th century intricately carved Jain temples of Ranakpur and impressive Kumbhalgarh fortress.  But first, I had breakfast...

Sleep deprived, but raring to go

Arrived just after 06:30 this morning from the overnight train from Jaipur and felt a tad groggy – perhaps something to do with trying to sleep on a noisy train in a cot with...

“Blob out” day

We officially declared today a “blob out” day – government buildings and monuments were still closed and we had some packing to do. Feeling a bit under the weather today, I had breakfast and then...

Match day in Jaipur

Manish, our host from Friday’s meeting, had agreed to take us sightseeing today but our plans were significantly disrupted due to the death of Jaipur’s last maharaja, Bhawani Singh, who was 80.  The Rajasthan...