Category Archives: menopause and madam

Mumbai, menopause and madam – Bundi

BANGLES, BARTERING AND LOTS OF GIGGLES I had some fabulous fun bartering over bangles… …with this wonderful character in Bundi, Rajasthan. Neither of us refused to budge from our “final price”. We haggled… …and haggled… …and haggled… …laughing all the … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Goa cows

HOLLY COW! Travelling in India has taught me a lot. And among the many things which has surprised me during our month here are the cows. That’s right, the cows. There are nearly 300 million of them in India, and … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Jodhpur

A working mum doing the best she can Okay, so there I was complaining that we hadn’t had hot water for five nights. Then I remembered this little girl. And all of a sudden, my hot shower seemed unimportant. But … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Bikaner

Mum shows rat cunning “Not much to do here,” the teen announced. She sounded hopeful. As I’d promised, we wouldn’t visit every fort and every palace in every town we’d stopped. So a morning of no forts, nor palaces, in … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Jaipur

Monkey business Next stop after a perfect day at the Taj, was a visit to the Monkey Temple just outside of Jaipur. After all, who couldn’t help but full in love with the stars of the National Geographic television series … Continue reading

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Mumbai,menopause and madam – Delhi-by-bike

Pedal Power – potholes puddles and poo. As I watched the teen pick up her pushbike to carry it across the railway tracks I had a split second of the most horrific “what if”. What if the train came right … Continue reading

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Mumbai, menopause and madam – Delhi

A bright hotel dimmed by the outside Okay so at 1am in the morning our first impression of The Hotel Bright wasn’t too well, er, bright. Our driver Prakash helped us out with the bags, and the three of us … Continue reading

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