November Seems To Be Our Most Sociable Month!

Since our long stint in McLeod Ganj, we’ve left the Himalayas and arrived in Rajasthan, India‘s largest and most colourful state.

But November has bought us together with new friends and old during our India adventure. During our Diwali visit to Rishikesh, we met up with my old friend Liz from school after seeing on Facebook that she was doing a yoga training course. It has been 16 years, but it was cool to catch up!

Then we arrived in Udaipur, the beautiful lake palace city in the south of Rajasthan.

We saw on Twitter that Anil from foxnomad was in Udaipur during the Wandering Earl tour! We’re big fans of his so we’re chuffed to bits when we managed to meet up for a coffee and a chat!

Anil from foxnomad

It was good to put a face to the name and ‘talk shop’ about the travel blogging world! I also learnt that Anil is a fellow BJJ practitioner and made me jealous saying he might spend a bit of time in Brazil honing his skills! (Wandering Anil Jujitsu Tour?)

Then Eloise’s neighbour and our good friend from back home, Helen and her friend Thanh were arriving in Udaipur! We had planned to cross paths during our time in India and hang out for a few days! It was amazing spending proper quality time with them taking it easy around Udaipur. Unfortunately (but lucky for them) they had to head south to the beautiful beaches of Goa and on with their journey.

Don’t let these tigers out!

We consumed far too much booze and cakes and had our fair share of “One photo?” and “Nice shawl!” comments, but it was amazing to explore Udaipur together. Plus I think they liked our slow (lazy) travel pace!

We only have 4 weeks left in India, and by the time we leave we would have been here a total of 11 months. We’re sad and excited to be moving on to new destinations, but we’re meeting up with more of our friends in Thailand for Christmas and new year’s, then heading over to China to see Eloise’s brother! An amazing few months lie ahead.

The world isn’t that small when it comes to travelling. We’re so lucky and thankful to see our friends from around the world.

Have you ever bumped into your friends while travelling?


4 Responses to November Seems To Be Our Most Sociable Month!

  1. Anil November 26, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    haha, yes, a jiu-jitsu tour, now that would be quite fun! The only tour where the guide has permission to beat up the guests 🙂 Happy travels and wonderful to meet you both in person!

    • Stuart Edwards November 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      It would be amazing! Be interesting to see how many peeps were up for it… not many I can imagine! Hopefully be hitting a few clubs in Thailand over the next month or so – I’ll keep you posted! 🙂 It was great meeting you man, hopefully we cross paths again some day!

  2. Helen December 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Aww only just seen this…. love these pictures! So nice to meet up with you guys in Udiapur, the home of Octopussy! You definitely slowed our pace down which was a good thing… by the time we got to Goa and Kerala we could barely move off the beach!

    • Stuart Edwards December 27, 2012 at 5:20 am #

      Ha glad you liked the pictures! Still got a load to put up on Facebook! Roll on Australia 😉

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