Monthly Archives: April 2019

Life On Board The Constellation

I have never been a great fan of curries so it was with great delight that I boarded the Constellation and knew that food wouldn’t be an issue for the next two weeks! It was nice to get onboard ship … Continue reading

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Driving in India

Driving in India is a real art in itself. Not only do you have to master the skills of manoeuvring your car, bike or bus, but you also have to have a sixth sense as to which way the traffic, … Continue reading

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The People of India

Here are just a few candid pictures of the people I saw whilst  travelling with Jane  in India. One thing you notice straight away are the bright colours that everyone wears, some by choice……… Some because they look cool! and … Continue reading

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Mumbai

“Welcome to Mumbai” the sign on the wall that we see from the ship says, “who on earth is going to get their photo taken there?” I wondered. Oh well, might as well while we are here! We had berthed … Continue reading

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Goa

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also … Continue reading

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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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