The Travel Bog Diaries. Thrown Out Of A Yoga Class In India

The Travel Bog Diaries. Thrown Out Of A Yoga Class In India

My desire to indulge in some yoga came out after I witnessed the perfect family in India.

Perfect kids, perfect Mother. I concluded that this must surely be a result of partaking in either a) dancing around the full moon naked, b) drinking lots of wine or else 3) taking regular yoga classes.

I couldn’t do the first without being reported to the police by my teenagers, the second was proving impossible in India and so that left the yoga.

Something I’ve been threatening to do for years but have somehow always talked myself out of it. (more…)

Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11

Bloody Hell. Travelling in India by Sleeper Bus. Podcast #11

A family travelling in India on a sleeper bus

 

 

I love you India, I really do.

I dedicated an entire India podcast on what it was like travelling in India for the first time.

No matter what time of day you ask me – regardless of whether my hormones are playing up or not. I will always tell anyone I meet that travelling in India for seven weeks – backpacking across your beautiful land with my kids was one of the best experiences of my life.

But bloody hell.

Your sleeper buses? They really are something else.

 My kids were 16 and 13 when my family embarked on not one, but two of India’s overnight busses and I thought it only fair to share our experience on this podcast.

Just in case you are thinking of doing it yourself one day. (*Spoiler alert – and you must! It is an adventure!)

India is, and always will be, one of my top five destinations in the world that I think every family should visit.

Whether it is to spend time on one of the many beautiful Indian beaches to meander down the gorgeous Kerala backwaters on a canoe, or to visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal

Do it all and while you’re at it, book a non AC sleeper bus and travel overnight. Just to say that you did.

In this episode, we…

 

🌟 Talk about the realities of what it was like travelling in India on a sleeper bus

🌟 Answer, are there any toilets on a sleeper bus in India?

🌟 Describe the journey – in detail (probably too much detail from Liz…)

 

The photo that we took of us on the train is here!

 

 

A family travelling in India on a sleeper bus

 

 

And here is the video that Sonny made of us Travelling in India on the sleeper bus…

 

 

 

We’d love to know what you think about this week’s show and if there is anything you would like to know further so that we can include it in our question time next week.

 

If you don’t ask you’ll never know!

 

Booking trains and buses in India

The only company that I would ever suggest for all of your transport options in India is 12GoAsia. We used them throughout our trip and they were faultless. 

 

If you love to travel but could use a few tips on how to do it more often (for a lot less?) then join me!

 

Thank you so, so much for listening to this podcast on travelling in India by bus!

 

There’s a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe on iTunes then we will love you forever.

Plus. It means two things –

1: You’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every week  (that way you’ll never miss an episode)

2: I won’t have to listen to my son’s moaning about how doing all of this work isn’t worth it because there’s this guy on Youtube and he’s got a trillion million subs…

 

Liz and Sonny 

India. Is it as scary as everyone says it is? PODCAST # 010

India. Is it as scary as everyone says it is? PODCAST # 010

 

After spending seven weeks backpacking around India with my kids (teenagers age 16 and 13) I thought we should do a podcast on the country (and put to bed the many myths that surround visiting India).

When I told people that we were planning a trip to India the response was…let’s say colourful.

Some (mostly those who were born before the 1960s and had spent their youth discovering Asia on a couple of quid) encouraged us: ‘you’ll love it’ they said and went on to talk about the beautiful Indian beaches or the temples in Hampi.

But others weren’t so encouraging.

They warned us about getting sick and losing ten stone and of standing for hours in line at the Taj Mahal. They said that we might get eaten by giant rats and be left for dead— or worse, pushed out into the river Ganges on a raft made from a billion plastic bottles.

Tosh.

In this episode, we…

 

🌟 Talk about the realities of what it was like to backpack through India as a family. The men with no underwear, the food poisoning and the frogs.

🌟 We also discuss why India (and the Indians) are the brunt of so many memes on social media. (Sonny’s expertise not mine).

The link to Sonny’s drone video that he talks about is here.

The photo that we took on the rooftop bar in Agra is here!

 

 

A family travel to the Taj Mahal to see if the rumours were true about all the crowds and selfie seekers

The only people I would ever want a selfie with. To be asked would have been nice though…

 

Click Below To Listen To The Podcast on Travel in India – The Truth

 

 

 

We’d love to know what you think about this week’s show and if there is anything you would like to know further so that we can include it in our question time next week.

 

If you don’t ask you’ll never know!

 

The film that I couldn’t remember the name of:

Passage to India. Buy it here

 

 

Other films that will make you fall in love with India (even more)

Check out this list of Indian films for more inspiration!

 

Booking trains and buses in India

The only company that I would ever suggest for all of your transport options in India is 12GoAsia. We used them throughout our trip and they were faultless. 

 

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Thank you so, so much for listening!

 

There’s a fresh episode each week, if you subscribe on iTunes then we will love you forever.

Plus. It means two things –

1: You’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every week  (that way you’ll never miss an episode)

2: I won’t have to listen to my son’s moaning about how doing all of this work isn’t worth it because there’s this guy on Youtube and he’s got a trillion million subs…

 

Liz and Sonny 

Taking an Indian Sleeper Bus. NOT For The Fainthearted (or those with a weak bladder)

Taking an Indian Sleeper Bus. NOT For The Fainthearted (or those with a weak bladder)

There are many things I discovered while travelling in India, things that no guidebook or India travel blog could ever have told me about.

One of those things being the hell that is the overnight sleeper bus.

I’m sorry India.

I love your country with all my heart, (so much so that I made a podcast about India with my son putting the world to rights about your bad press)  – I’ve even named you as one of my top underrated world destinations,  but your sleeper buses?

Well.
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3 Hidden Beaches In India That Will Blow You Away.

3 Hidden Beaches In India That Will Blow You Away.

Everybody who travels to India wants to find that hidden piece of paradise. The exotic beach that holds only swaying palm trees, crystal blue seas and soft white sand. But is it still possible to find such hidden beaches in India? Especially where there are up to 9 million foreign tourists a year?

The answer is yes. (more…)

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