Our travels

Hello again to everyone. Thank you for your recent messages and apologies for not posting anything new for a while. We have been on the road travelling to some of the remote corners of Gujarat state which has been a fantastic experience if a little challenging on the stomach! We have stayed in faded old palaces in dusty and forgotten backwaters to shiny new reswort hotels by the sea. Currently, we are in Jaisalmer in Western Rajasthan. It is an old fortified town that looks like a sandcastle in the desert complete with palace, narrow streets, carved balconies and open sewers. All very charming, but the most touristy place we have been by a long way. The children love it because there is a lot to do and see in the shops and the food is a little more western in style. It is also the only place we have been where the internet is easily available, hence this message.

Yesterday was the highlight of the trip so far as we hired camels and set off in to the sand dunes to watch the sunset. The boys had their own camels and I rode with Anya. Getting on and off is absolutely hilarious as you feel you are about to be pitched over the camel’s head. As soon as we get back to the village I will post up some photos of our travels.

In the meantime, I sincerely hope the stress of Christmas preparations is getting to you all and that you are still enjoying the cold weather. There are times, when I am sweating hard, that I almost wish I was there! Speak to you all soon…. Iain and family x


  1. joe patel Said,

    December 17, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

    Glad that you are all having a great time. Really wish i could join you, might even attempt getting on one of them camels if they can put some scaffolding around it.
    Hope the kids are keeping a detailed diary of their adventures as i will be asking questions, and i expect a professional powerpoint presentation on their pc’s.
    take care and carry on enjoying yourselves.
    love from the poor patels,
    somewhere in a stalled building development,
    in some forsaken part of cold blighty,
    and now we have just learned that father cgristmas won’t make it to coventry as he qualifys for an automatic ban for going through 4 speed cameras on the A45.

  2. The Nevin-Suttons Said,

    December 24, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

    Hi All

    Fantastic pictures! The Jain temples look spectacular. Sorry have not been in touch before, Started off technically challenged and then got over run by Christmas. Wanted to send you all Christmas wishes before the big day. We are currently tracking Father Christmas’ progress via the internet.

    Wishing you all a very merry Christmas. Hope that you continue to enjoy. See you in the new year!

    love Us xxxxxx

  3. Flea Said,

    December 26, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    enjoy being a teenager

    with love from all of us

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