Monthly Archives: April 2019

New Mangalore

My first impression of New Mangalore wasn’t great. ¬†We were berthed in a commercial port and the view from our cabin was one of rusty ships and large mounds of coal and iron ore, so not as picturesque as some … Continue reading

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Cochin

Cochin (also known as Kochi) is a city in the southwest of India’s Kerala state. it has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbour and opened it up to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. The … Continue reading

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Oman

The face you first see when you arrive at Muscat in Oman is that of Qaboos bin Said al Said who is the current Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman. You can tell by the size of the cars and … Continue reading

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Dubai

The first port of call on our two week cruise around the Middle East and India was Dubai. We had landed here less than 24 hours before on our mad dash to catch the ship, so we had already had … Continue reading

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End of Golden Triangle, Start of Cruise

Whilst we were on our tour of the Golden Triangle there were the obligatory stops at factories and some shops along the way. The one that I found the most interesting was the fabric factory. They showed us how some … Continue reading

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The Amber Fort – Jaipur

The coach wasn’t allowed up the narrow roads to the fort……….. So instead we were taken there in 4X4s, which were driven as you would expect – at breakneck speed through the back streets! Quite exciting really as you hang … Continue reading

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