Category Archives: Sightseeing

Cycling along the Loir – Vendôme to Lavardin: troglydytes and murals

Before I begin, just a little note to say that I really am talking about the Loir and not its cousin, the Loire River. We’ve been to Lavardin before – on a cold winter’s day in December last year during … Continue reading

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Troyes – A Taste of Late Mediaeval France

We are on our way back to Blois from our cycling holiday in Germany and are looking for a stopover in France. There is nothing interesting midway but Troyes is about 3/5 of the way which is fine. We book … Continue reading

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Cycling along the Romantic Road in Bavaria #8 – Tauberbishofsheim to Creglingen

After a refreshing sleep in our sccond hotel room in Tauberbishofsheim and Spiegel ei for breakfast, we are ready to go. We’re on our bikes by 9.45 am and it’s already 17°C and expected to get to 22°C in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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Cycling along the Romantic Road in Bavaria #7 – Würzburg

We’re on our way to Würzburg, at the northern tip of the Romantic Road, known for its wine and the former residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops, Unesco world cultural heritage site and one of the most important baroque palaces in … Continue reading

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Cycling on the Romantic Road in Bavaria #3 Peiting to Diessen

We set out early at 10.15 am on Sunday and see several locals in their Bavarian traditional clothing. We go to the front of the church hoping to see more of them but we’re too late! Today we are cycling … Continue reading

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Secret Blois #1 – Around the castle

If you are like me, when you visit somewhere new, you don’t just want to see the main attractions. You want to see the hidden face behind the castle or museum, the little details on the way. You want to … Continue reading

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Tips for Visiting the Golden Triangle in India

When we discovered that the Taj Mahal is close to New Delhi which was our intended stopover on the way to Australia flying Air India, we immediately wanted to visit it but we had lots of questions: How long should … Continue reading

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The Taj Mahal – Simply Majestic

Today’s the day. We’re going to visit the Taj Mahal. It’s 6 am and we’re walking across the foyer of the Radisson Blue to meet our new French-speaking guide. I’m relieved that yesterday’s unsatisfactory guide is being replaced. From the … Continue reading

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The Road to Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and the Moonlight Gardens

After a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Jaipur, we’re on our way to Agra which is the last point in the Golden Triangle. It is 8 am. Ragendar tries to find an ATM but they seem very scarce. He’s says not to … Continue reading

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Jaipur – temples, elephants, forts and palaces

We are up bright and early at our beautiful Shahpura House Heritage Hotel in Jaipur so we can have breakfast and be ready to leave at 8 am because today is a big day – my first elephant ride! Our … Continue reading

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