Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

A Full Day in Passau

Driving through the snowy Bavarian Forest Yesterday morning, we climbed onto busses in Passau and took off for our morning’s adventures.  Michael and I were lucky enough to get in the coach that had Eva as our guide. What a … Continue reading

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More Nürnberg

Two more thoughts about Nürnberg as we are now docking in Reggensburg: First:  In medieval times, people drank beer rather than water because the water quality was poor and would make them sick but by fermenting the water in the … Continue reading

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Wildlife # 2

We have encountered a few more members of the animal kingdom. First, you know how exciting it is when you are driving down a country road and see a beautiful cock pheasant sitting on a fence?  Well, imagine instead that … Continue reading

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Wild Life

Lest you think India is all Hindu temples, Rajasthani forts, masala chai and garlic naan, there is also a fair amount of wildlife in this area This morning, Sunday, March 12, we headed out in jeeps to do a bit … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Camels

After we left the luxury of the Ramvas Hotel in Ramvas, we headed sort of southwest to get to our next camp:  tents in the desert.  We did stop along the way and see another temple and did other culturally … Continue reading

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Holy Cow!

As you all, no doubt, know, Hindus hold cows sacred.  This means that there are cows wandering about everywhere.  In fact, we were told today that there are more cows in India alone than in all the rest of the … Continue reading

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Of Rats and Other Rodents

Today, Monday, March 6, we bade goodbye to Bikaner and headed sort of south to Nagaur.  But, lest you think it was straight shot down the highway, let me tell you that we had the most interesting and disturbing diversion. … Continue reading

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Birds and Beasts: Part Three

As if a birding walk and elephant  bath weren’t enough, we headed back to the Periyar Tiger Preserve after lunch for a boat ride to try to spot some wildlife along the shore.  We boarded at 5:30 pm and our … Continue reading

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Birds and Beasts: Part Two

After returning to the Elephant Court resort for a very late breakfast, we headed off to a cardamom plantation and elephant place (for lack of a more apt word). Before I left on this trip, when I told people I … Continue reading

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Birds and Beasts: Part One

Tuesday, January 12th, was our full day at Thekkadi and it was loaded. I am going to break it into a couple of entries and hope that I will get a wifi connection that will let me post them. Our … Continue reading

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