Another year comes to an end, so here is a quick post about my highlights of 2013 and what my plans are for next year. Highlight of 2013: Visiting Australia and spending time with my family and friends. Saying goodbye to
I must confess I hadn’t heard of Satpura National Park, I had heard of all the big parks in Madhya Pradesh like Bandhavgarh, Pench and Kanha, but not Satpura. It is a relative new-comer on the MP wildlife scene and
Less than 50 kilometres from Bhopal is the small town of Sanchi, home to one of the best kept Buddhist temples in the world. Built in the 3rd century and lovingly restored in recent years, the stupa and its nearby
Bhopal is a city that I had never really considered going to. It is unfortunately most famous for being the site of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters (in 1984, a gas leak in the Union Carbide pesticide plant
Khajuraho is famous for its World Heritage Site carvings, and specifically for the erotica and kama sutra positions that have been carefully etched into its walls. However for me, this is not what makes Khajuraho’s temples memorable, for me its
Navratri is a Hindu festival that means 9 nights and is a celebration of the Goddess Durga as Autumn begins (at least in very simplistic terms). For me growing up in Australia, Navratri was the time of year we gathered
Orchha is a lovely little town in Madhya Pradesh. It is tiny, with the main drag comprising only a few shops at a cross-road. At one corner of the town is the Betwa river with crystal clear water flowing alongside
Gwalior is one of the towns that not many tourists go through. This makes it a fantastic town to visit. It is quiet, the locals all go about their business, not too disturbed by the strange looking woman walking around.