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Japan golden route vacation

Japan golden route vacation

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From US $2,280 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring

Japan's classic sights on a shoestring!
From US $1,242 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India

Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India

Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan
From £1,750 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be taken all year round but the best time to travel is October to mid-April.
Rajasthan luxury tours

Rajasthan luxury tours

Endless possibilities in Rajasthan
From £1,200 to £1,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Australia vacation with Fiji stopover

Australia vacation with Fiji stopover

Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover
From £5,835 27 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination
Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa

Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa

Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches
From £1,630 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you and adapted to your requirements as necessary
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made

Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made

Independent tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka
From £1,945 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Our tailor made Sri Lanka holidays can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary although we do not offer trips for under 10 days.
Tailor made vacations to Argentina

Tailor made vacations to Argentina

Explore the Mendoza vineyards at the base of the Andes
From US $1,065 to US $1,199 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
India vacations, The Golden Triangle, tailormade

India vacations, The Golden Triangle, tailormade

An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India
From £1,250 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade

Ethiopia holiday, tailormade

Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia
From £2,483 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Tailor made vacation in Argentina, best of Argentina

Tailor made vacation in Argentina, best of Argentina

Enjoy Mendoza's wineries, Iguazu Falls and Patagonia glaciers
From US $2,729 to US $3,230 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Burma tailor made vacation

Burma tailor made vacation

A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma
From £2,099 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade anytime to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Tailormade vacation in Peru

Tailormade vacation in Peru

Highlights of southern Peru in comfort
From £3,285 to £3,910 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This holiday can be tailor made throughout the year
Brazil wildlife vacation, tailor made

Brazil wildlife vacation, tailor made

From the world’s largest jungle to the world’s largest swamp
From £4,500 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Our trips are completely tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. This itinerary is simply a suggestion which can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.
Tailor made vacation to Egypt

Tailor made vacation to Egypt

Ancient, Coptic, Islamic and Modern Egypt civilizations
From £1,088 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Nile cruises, 19th century style

Nile cruises, 19th century style

Explore this ancient land
From £1,195 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Your holiday / vacation can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements. The duration of the cruise can be as short as 3 nights and as long as 5 nights
Malaysia holiday, 14 days

Malaysia holiday, 14 days

An authentic glimpse of Malaysia’s highlights in two weeks.
From £1,028 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Book your 2018 trip now. Only £150 per person deposit required.
China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver
From US $2,319 to US $2,719 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Bolivia tour, tailor made

Bolivia tour, tailor made

Tour the magnificent landscapes of Bolivia.
From US $3,895 to US $4,850 26 days ex flights
Tailor made: This Bolivia tour can be tailormade at a time to suit you throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements
Sri Lanka family vacation

Sri Lanka family vacation

A fabulous family holiday including the best of Sri Lanka
From US $1,965 to US $2,985 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Vietnam vacations, tailor made

Vietnam vacations, tailor made

Tailor made Vietnam holidays.
From US $1,687 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: For these Vietnam holidays we offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sampled itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Kashmir and Ladakh vacation, India

Kashmir and Ladakh vacation, India

An unforgettable adventure to the rooftop of the world
From £1,999 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Borneo family tour

Borneo family tour

A fabulous family holiday including the best of Borneo
From US $1,830 to US $2,074 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Indian food tour, Kerala

South Indian food tour, Kerala

Food & culture of Kerala
From £1,575 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to suit your budget and requirements
Tailor made vacation in Bali, Off the beaten track

Tailor made vacation in Bali, Off the beaten track

Cultural heritage, rainforest & beach relaxation in Bali
From US $1,795 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made year round at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Vietnam culture and beach holiday

Vietnam culture and beach holiday

A tour of two halves, culture and beach relaxation.
From US $1,038 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Rural cycling tours in South India

Rural cycling tours in South India

The perfect way to cycle in rural Keralan countryside.
From US $980 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made vacations to Jordan

Tailor made vacations to Jordan

Private tour of Jordan's dramatic scenic contrasts
From US $1,650 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From US $1,999 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa
From £1,336 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Malaysia holiday, 14 days
From
£1,028
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to Georgetown, Penang was one of the most memorable. We enjoyed the guided bike ride around the ethnic areas and avoiding the traffic was a challenge! Noordin Mews was a very pleasant place to stay. The visit to the tea plantation and factory was special as was the guided walk in the 'mossy' cloud forest. The canopy walk In Taman Negara was also a challenge but disappointingly no animals were seen, well a couple of leeches and a butterfly. Tips? Pack... (more)Helen Hore
Bhutan highlights tour, Land of the Thunder Dragon
From
£1,868
excluding flights
Bhutan is so beautiful, I just enjoyed the scenery and the fact that there are no shopping malls or chain restaurants. The culture is alive and it was a privilege to see how the country is doing its utmost to retain that unique culture. I loved the vacation. It was interesting, unique and thoroughly relaxing. (more)Lesley Taylor
Nothing will be as good as Bhutan!! (more)Raj Reehal
Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China
From
£2,138
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We had many memorable experiences on our trip to China. Every day produced a new experience, each different and often additional things that we had not anticipated. Clearly The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Panda's, Forbidden Palace were all amazing, but for me the peace and quiet of drifting down the river on a bamboo raft at Guilon was just perfect after the frantic traveling around China. Tips? Make sure that you have a suitcase with wheels,there is a lot... (more)Nigel Davies
Bolivia tour, tailor made
From
US $3,895
including domestic flights only
We loved the variety offered by Bolivia, from the stunning mountains of the Altiplano to the breathtaking views over lake Titikaka to the exciting wildlife in the pampas grasslands to the incredible, other-worldly experience of the salt flats and desert. (more)Phil Bland
The Uyuni Salt Flats. We were fortunate enough to see it after a rainfall and it was looking into a reflective pool. We had a wonderful time in Bolivia, we wish we had more time to explore the country more, we'll be back! (more)David Torres
It was truly amazing. (more)Gyoku Block
China highlights tour, tailor made
From
US $2,319
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
Sri Lanka family vacation
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US $1,965
excluding flights
Marvellous range of experiences which we all enjoyed....Sigiriya was superb and not to be missed (more)Katy Lee
Fantastic (more)Sally-Anne Wilson
The wonderful food and gentle people! (more)Colette Carbonell
Sri Lanka highlights vacation
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£1,758
excluding flights
The most memorable was the safari in Willapatu and seeing elephants, leopard and a sloth bear. (more)Toby Hepworth
Going to visit Trincomalee and all the places my parents lived many years ago. The Temple of Sacred Tooth, the Perahara Festival, The elephant Safari - all amazing. (more)Gillian Brown
Most memorable was climbing Lion Rock (Sigiriya) which we'd read about - but it's nothing compared to when you get there. The view from afar is amazing... beautiful country, brilliant tour guide. (more)Emma Bacon
Vietnam vacations, tailor made
From
US $1,687
excluding flights
There were so many highlights, the Vespa food tour of Saigon, the hiking in the mountains near Sapa, the boat trip on Halong Bay, the exquisite hotel, Shinta Mani, in Siem Reap. (more)Linda Edward
Our guides were second to none and the tour company had everything well organised and went the extra mile for us. Couldn't fault them. (more)Denise Brooks
We were well taken care of. There were many local tour guides who would need to meet us and orient us, and every single one was on time, pleasant and professional. We were very impressed with how well organized this was. (more)Alisa Lipson
Oman highlights tour
From
£2,795
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Meeting with our Omani guides and getting so much information from them. Staying in the most amazing hotel- alila hotel, jebel akhdar with stunning architecture. Scenery, views and walking were amazing. Tips? Good cover for women at the mosques but otherwise fairly relaxed for westerners. Local benefits? Some local people, not sure who owned hotels. Mass tourism does not reduce environmental impact, nor does it support conservation however hard we try. The... (more)Anne Tunwell
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
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US $1,660
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really. Tips? Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets. Local benefits? Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport... (more)Sue Byrne
Rajasthan luxury tours
From
£1,200
excluding flights
The highlight was having a huge range of experiences- some planned, some not. Talking with different Indians. (more)Nicola Dick-Cleland
There were so many memorable moments it was brilliant. Seeing tigers and leopards, staying in the most amazing room at Nadine's Haveli, traveling on the sleeper train visiting the elephants at Jaipur, the holi festival in Jaipur, the living fort at Jaisalmer, the camel ride, meeting so many lovely friendly and helpful people. (more)Graham Meadows
Very hard to choose from so many truly wonderful and diverse experiences. Generally, we'd say the unexpected opportunity to meet - and to spend some real quality time getting to know and learning from - a variety of local individuals was especially gratifying. Truly outstanding and quite unusual. Stimulating, challenging, and fun. Extensive opportunities to explore an incredible variety of stunning historical and cultural sites. (more)Janice McGuire
Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa
From
£1,630
excluding flights
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the vacation, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
From
£1,945
including UK flights
Hiking Ella Rock & Sigiriya Rock were both pretty amazing. Seeing the tons & tons of elephants! The other corner accommodation was pretty great too. Also loved the massage we got in Habarana and the 'village tour' we did there. (more)Sarah Colclough
The most memorable was seeing Blue Whales live, they are so big! Learning about the Tea industry and how best Tea is made at Amba Estate. Beautiful private waterfalls in the Hillside Country. Sigiriya Fortress / Rock and Dambulla Cave Temples. Beautiful beaches in Tangalle and Bentota. Too many!! (more)Anamaria Tudoran
Combination of nature and culture. Having a competent guide with us for all our activities as a family. (more)Jens Brümmer
Luxury culture vacation in Sri Lanka
From
£1,450
excluding flights
The most memorable was visiting Anuradhapura with my excellent guide Kapil and the Buddhist Temples during Vesak Poya (one of the main Buddhist vacations celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha) with serene Sri Lankan pilgrims all dressed in white and poya lanterns lining the roads floating in the breeze - truly magical. (more)Smita Shah
I would rate it very highly, great experiences, well organised, we felt very wwell looked after and entertained the whole time. (more)Cath Errington
I booked with Jith, who helped in every way he could, to make it a great trip, in particular when we had to change flights and plan. His driver, Upali, was wonderful and made sure that my time in Sri Lanka was as good as possible. He gave me lots of information about Sri Lanka, the people, history and country. (more)Karen Pedersen
Tailor made vacation in Brazil
From
£3,500
including UK flights
We had a morning horse riding down a flooded area at the start, with our feet touching the water, and then across more open country; the wild flowers and birds were amazing. A 5.30 am canoe trip which was magical, so quiet and peaceful, seeing the beauty of the sun rising and hearing the early morning bird song; the canoe being so quiet we were able to get very close to birds before they flew. Later that afternoon we visited a fishing village down the river and were invited into their one room house... (more)Harvey Bromley
The Pantanel and Iguacu were wonderful. The Pousada at the Pantanel was great with wildlife wandering all over the place and the food was good too. (more)Linda White
The arrangements went like clockwork and all the guides and drivers were very friendly and helpful...fantastic vacation. (more)Jill Joseph
Beach vacation & tour in Sri Lanka
From
£2,495
including UK flights
The most memorable moments were was the beautiful scenery, the exciting wildlife, the friendly people and delicious food. Absolutely fantastic! Everything was perfect from the initial booking with our tour operator, the superb accommodation and the planned activities and safaris. (more)Catherine Huzzey
Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari was the most memorable part of this trip (more)Phil Miller
The accommodation was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. (more)Ruth Le Guen
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
£1,336
excluding flights
My stay at the Wild Mahseer in Assam was very special. Great hospitality, beautiful lodgings and interesting environmental projects. (more)Liz Mcmanus
I have told the vacation provider that they do a great job . (more)Joel Montague
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Ethiopia holidays, tailor made
From
£1,795
excluding flights
It was the most fantastic vacation. I cannot recommend it highly enough. incredibly varied, amazing culture and history, stunning landscape and scenery, really nice people and just an extraordinary experience. (more)Liz Delmont
The Simeon Mountains where we were lucky enough to see 5 Ibex in one day with our wonderful interesting guide Desu ( who knew to much about the flora & fauna of the country as he was born there!) and the Bale Mountains were we spent a very lovely afternoon walking through the forest with a guide Hussain and saw so many animals Nyala, Reedbuck, Bushbuck and Wort hogs. (more)Kim Mahon
This went above and beyond all expectations. Such warm, beautiful people everywhere that we went. We ate well, saw and experienced incredible things: all wonderful. (more)Anne Stevenson
Borneo family tour
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US $1,830
excluding flights
Orang-utans obviously amazing, fire flies amazing as it was a clear night. Turtle beach amazing. (more)Alex Base
Go for it. It was a great family adventure that we all loved. (more)Martha Rutherford
Don't be put off by having a guide, we thought we would feel less intrepid but we learnt and laughed so much. Be prepared for the unexpected! Amazing fun. (more)Nikki Shack
Vietnam family vacation
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£1,075
excluding flights
The whole vacation was memorable. We very much enjoyed the food tour in Hanoi, the bike rides, the cruise on Halong Bay and the home stay in the natural reserve of Pu Luong. (more)Muriel Jerome
The whole trip was amazing from beginning to end. Excellent we are really inspired to do another trip. (more)Sarah Marsh
Walking in the hills in North Vietnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning. Saying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. (more)Angela Reid
Buddhism cultural holiday in Bhutan
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US $2,000
excluding flights
...I couldn't have asked for a more awesome two weeks. Every days was terrific, serene, and beautiful! Couldn't have hoped for anything better! (more)Glenda Izumi
The hikes outside Punakha! (more)Myka Reinsch Sinclair
Japan golden route vacation
From
US $2,280
excluding flights
The japanese alps, Miyajima, Hiroshima, cooking class, visit to Maiko, cycling - actually. Everything! The trip was fantastic, really well organised - we just had to arrive and enjoy! (more)Amita Patel
The most memorable was the boat ride down the Hozugawa River starting at Kameoka and a JR train journey from Kyoto that is reasonably short. It was a real experience, and made worry free by the superb back-up of the tour operator. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend them. (more)Ian Halstead
It's hard to identify just one most memorable or exciting part - everything was amazing. The culture, the people, the food, the scenery, the transportation. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. (more)Garry Radford
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
From
US $1,242
excluding flights
Our whole trip was memorable and exciting! We loved the Disney Sea park and Cafe Eorzea. We also enjoyed Zauo (fishing restaurant), our guide in Kyoto, our Ryokan, Arashiyama monkey park, and so much more! (more)Sarah Shadday
Meeting a Maiko (trainee Geisha) in Kyoto was a fantastic experience! Exploring the old city of Kyoto with an amazing guide was also wonderful! Fantastic, the absolute best vacation we have been on! (more)Owen Cawley
Absolutely brilliant. We were a little anxious beforehand as we had not participated in a group tour before but we certainly do so again provided it was with your organisation! (more)Anne Davies
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
From
US $1,038
excluding flights
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
Costa Rica and Nicaragua self drive vacation
From
£3,130
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the lava flowing at the Masaya volcano is a wow! (45 mins from Managua/Nicaragua); zip lining above the tree tops at Arenal. Watching the beautiful sunset, glass of wine in hand, at Arenal Observatory Lodge. Seeing Quetzals close up in the cloud forest. Hundreds of fireflies lighting up and dancing in front if us as the sun set. Seeing all the wonderful wildlife on offer in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Tips? If driving use a satnav! Driving in Costa was... (more)Martin Blow
Tailor made vacations to Jordan
From
US $1,650
excluding flights
Magical. Loved every minute. 4 days that felt like 2 weeks they were so full of sights and sounds and wonderful people. A brilliant short break. (more)ali king
Very good...Feynan Lodge was the best part - would like to have spent longer there. (more)Alan Graham
I will always remember Petra. The history is incredible and our guide was very informative...Excellent! (more)Carol Seaforth
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
US $1,999
excluding flights
Visiting some of the interesting sights as we got inside Oman, the forts, the castles, the desert, wadis and swimming in the sinkhole was a fun highlight for me on a hot day! (more)Julie Forshaw
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
Tailor made vacation in Bali, Off the beaten track
From
US $1,795
excluding flights
We are a family of five with three children aged 11-16, and all enjoyed our whole trip - huge variety of places and activities. The kids particularly enjoyed the beach and nice hotel at the end. (more)Maggie Scott
The snorkelling at Menjangan Resort was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen so many different beautiful and unusual fish and corals. Ubud was fascinating and a real insight in to Bali culture. Finally Sarimbwana ecolodge was amazing, remote, peaceful and a real retreat from busy life. (more)Lucy Thomson
The people are so nice, always happy and the island is like nowhere else. (more)michele allix
Exciting family vacation in China
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US $2,013
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The itinerary planned by our operator worked out beautifully for my family of 8. A couple of the guides, especially Johnnie in Beijing and Susan in chengdu engaged with the children and helped make our time in those cities very enjoyable. we loved that logistics were taken care of by our guides n drivers. The children loved the ice skating, the time at the Great Wall, learning to cook their own dishes, spending Christmas day at the panda research center, biking in town... (more)Kristin Baker
India family vacation
From
US $1,281
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were many memorable experiences - our rickshaw ride through the Dehli markets was definitely a highlight....what a culture shock! The noise, smells, heat and totally manic traffic dodging around cows in the streets is imprinted on the memory. Seeing the rural life in Rajasthan was amazing - how the locals live in their mud houses, working on the land by hand, and how friendly the people were to us. Staying in a Maharaja's palace was an experience. Seeing the Taj... (more)Janine Jackson
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