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The journey to Nepal from India on land is well trodden, I have done it myself twice previously in the opposite direction. It follows the route across northern India to Gorakhpur before taking a bus north to the border town of Sunauli. We rocked up tired and managed to haggle a taxi for 1000 INR (£10) for the 2hr drive. Sunauli, like most other border towns is a skid-mark on a map, a hotbed of scamsters, scumbags and people that would kick you for your last breath. To cut a very long story short, we turned up without dollars and got absolutely screwed for the $25 each visa fee for Nepal. People were coming from all angles, all vying for a slice of my wallet. It was forty degrees, we were completely underprepared for the onslaught and it was an absolute nightmare. The issue surrounded the fact we couldn’t get…

Leh with kids

The farthest north of India is a decorated landscape of amazing geological formations showing millennia of glacial destruction dotted with snow-capped peaks of the…

India with kids

We began our Indian journey in the sleepy, self-proclaimed ‘most beautiful city in India’ and penned more recently ‘cleanest city in India’. Couples make…

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Usually when we plan summer, it is done so about 8 weeks in advance. The reason is more-often than not an indecision of where…

Travel around the world with kids

Chandigarh is a unique city in India, not only is it metropolitan, meaning that it is governed not by the state of Punjab in…