Anuraag Villa & Holika – Jaipur

Our hotel in Jaipur was a very nice large villa, not luxurious but exactly what I think of when I think colonial India style. It had around 16 rooms and the original doors on a lot of the houses/havelis like this have a strong lock and bolt on both the inside and out. It also…

Agra

Early start (again 😐) for the train to Agra at 06.00. Traffic was v bad and we were forced to walk the last part even at 5.30am! Our train was on platform 1 so very easy, our names were even on that old printer paper (the one you can tear each side and is a…

A tomb, a temple, a golf tournament and a gate

I thought we’d be toast after the bike tour but we got recommended ‘Humayans Tomb’ from the bike guide. We headed over in a rickshaw with a middle aged American chap we met on the tour. He was a teacher in Uzbekistan which apparently got confused with Pakistan a lot which made the Indians he…

Old Delhi by Bicycle

Not much sleep as we try to adapt to the +5.5 hr time zone meant a 6.30am bike tour was pretty early. They have them this early so it is quiet, we got a rickshaw there and it was in no way quiet 😄, our starting point was not far from a large mosque which…

Welcome to India! 

We safely landed around 8.30am Delhi time, limited sleep and body clock shouted 4am. Never mind, with limited sleep we navigated Delhi airport and visa arrival process quite easily, with a friendly ‘cricket mad’ gent behind the counter. Free transfer from our hotel and after checking around 50 clipboards and scrappy A4 scribbled on papers…

Old Street – Shoreditch – Trapeze & Floripa Bars

Trapeze bar is a circus inspired bar, not that obvious unless you look up tbh and after happy hour the only ‘circus act’ is getting to the bar and loo. Cans of beer which are fine (what beer isn’t) unless they’re luke warm, some were and would have been much better ice cold, not difficult. Cheap…

White Hart Lane – Tottenham, London

Trip down Bill Nicholson Way and ‘The Lane‘ for a Europa League match against the Italian outfit of Fiorentina. Housing just over 36,000 the stadium a rather long walk (35 mins) from seven sisters on the victoria line is a nostalgic place for me, with fond memories of going with my Dad. Built in 1899 it’s…

Shackfuyu

Perched between Soho and Covent Garden this Japanese, Asian taste sensation was finally visited. The restaurant goes by a couple of names, ‘Bone Daddies’ and ‘Shackfuyu’. Space is more than a premium around here and with a slimline restaurant and cool (not sure if this is Japanese style!?) seating on many tables that faced outwards. The…