Deer Park|Sarnath|Sarnath Museum

Sarnath Museum I enjoyed a visit to this ancient site, and the nearby Deer Park at Sarnath. The Archaeological Museum at Sarnath has a beautiful interior, laid out similar to a monastery with a central hall, five galleries and two verandas; antique relics and sculptures arranged for clear viewing. The museum houses some of the greatest […]

Rats and more rats – Railway Station – New Delhi

At the Railway Station – New Delhi Our tour group returned to the hotel to pack  our belongings and head for Delhi Railway Station. An exciting night ahead. Joining the locals for  overnight travel by train to Varanasi.  It was dark by the time we arrived at the railway station by tuk tuk. Couldn’t believe how […]

Gandhi Smriti Museum – Raj Ghat Monument – New Delhi

Next, a visit to the Gandhi Smriti  Museum (or Gandhi Remembrance) in Tess January Road,  New Delhi. It is the house where Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life, and where Gandhi was assassinated.  Most people have heard of Gandhi or at least seen the movie, so if you are at all interested or curious to learn […]

Qutab Minar – Tombs and Monuments – New Delhi

Qutub Minar complex is a fascinating array of tombs, monuments and buildings in the Mehrauli district of  New Delhi.   History in this complex you could say dates back to an Iron Pillar  constructed in the 4th century. The Iron Pillar  removed from Udayagiri caves near the city of Vidisha in Madhya pradesh and erected in its current place in New Delhi […]

Sights and Sounds – New Delhi|India

Despite the dusty position of our hotel everything was up to standard and we enjoyed a good breakfast. On the bus the sights and sounds of early morning were exciting and some very sobering. On the footpaths in different areas we saw families with little children still asleep on the hard pavement or along the […]

Incredible India|Delhi City

  Only in India, incredible India Delhi city Our journey through India was an incredible experience. India is such a vast and diverse country. We spent 28 days on a small group tour with Wendy Wu touring India. India is truly an incredible country. Our small group tour commenced in Delhi. The first impression of […]

Sightseeing – Siem Reap

After an exciting sightseeing exploration of the blue sandstone ruins of Beng Mealea, our tour bus took us to a very nice restaurant in a rural setting. It was a pleasant spot, a rustic hi-set timber dwelling with large open rooms, quiet and cool. Outside the window openings birds had built nests, they hung from the tree […]

‘Blue Ruin’ of Beng Mealea – Siem Reap

Naga Balustrade Once a long Naga balustrade highlighted the walk to the temple grounds of  the blue ruin of Beng Mealea. These two beautifully crafted naga heads remain intact at the walkway entrance. Wow!  At first glance it look chaotic, like a heap of rubble, sandstone blocks, collapsed arches and jungle vegetation; you could be forgiven for […]

Angkor – Steps in history – Angkor Wat – Siem Reap

Siem Reap is considered the gateway to the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site. The many temples including Angkor Wat are visited by millions of tourists each year. Siem Reap has grown and now has many large comfortable hotels,motels,guesthouses and restaurants to accommodate tourists. Angkor Wat is about 6km north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat the largest religious monument in […]

Banteay Srei – ‘Citadel of Beauty’ – Exquisite Carvings – Siem Reap

Banteay Srei is a fascinating red/pink sandstone temple complex with exquisite carvings of beautiful apsaras; gable shaped pediments with carvings depicting complete scenes about Hindu mythology. A tenth century Cambodian temple well-preserved in most aspects. Banteay Srei is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The French discovered this temple in 1914. Banteay Srei came to international attention under the De […]

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