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The Rat Temple of Rajasthan

Posted on April 28th 2006 by Amy in Travel

On Friday, 17 March 2006 we visited the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan, India. The temple is also sometimes called “The Rat Temple”. More »

Google Maps updated, and Dutch government buildings obscured

Posted on April 27th 2006 by Arthur in Science & technology, Websites & Tools

Back in November, I asked here if Google could please add map details outside the US and UK on Google Maps, and from this week it has finally happened: most of Europe’s street maps are now available. In addition, Google Maps received a huge satellite update. More »

De Alde Feanen, 20th Dutch National Park

Posted on April 26th 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, Nature

A new National Park was opened in the Netherlands today; De Alde Feanen lies in the heart of the province of Friesland. It has been a nature reserve for many years; with today’s ceremony it became the 20th National Park in the country. More »

Having clothes made in India

Posted on April 25th 2006 by Amy in Shopping & Stuff, Travel

Tailors and fabric shops were abundant in the towns we visited on our recent trip to India. In Agra and Jaipur we took the opportunity to have some traditional Indian clothes made. More »

Our visit to Ranthambhore National Park

Posted on April 22nd 2006 by Amy in Nature, Travel

On our recent visit to India we visited Ranthambhore National Park. The park is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. We stayed at the Tiger Safari Resort and on our three safaris we saw many animals, including tiger, leopard, spotted deer, crocodile and more. More »

Our visit to Jaipur, India

Posted on April 21st 2006 by Amy in Travel

We spent four days in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in March 2006. Our visit coincided with the annual Elephant Festival on 13 March and the holiday Holi on 14 March. We also had a chance to visit some of the sights of the city, including the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and more. More »

Great service from Kensington

Posted on April 20th 2006 by Arthur in Shopping & Stuff

I bought a Gel Mouse Rest from Kensington some time ago. As advertised the “non-reflective mousing surface” would ensure “optimum mouse performance”, but my experience was that the surface of the pad was too slick, allowing the mouse cursor on my screen to constantly slip away. More »

Ordering Indian train tickets online

Posted on April 19th 2006 by Amy in Travel

Planning is a big part of the fun of travel for me, so prior to our trip to India in March I already had much of the journey laid out in detail. This included ordering our train tickets in advance. More »

Driving around Noord Holland on Easter Monday

Posted on April 18th 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, Nature, Personal

Yesterday we drove around Noord Holland and visited some nature preserves along the North Sea coastline, here in the Netherlands. It was a beautifully sunny day. More »

Our photo review of Bhanwar Niwas, a great haveli in Bikaner, India

Posted on April 17th 2006 by Arthur in Travel

Last month, on our trip around Rajasthan, India, we stayed at many different hotels, but Bhanwar Niwas was certainly our favorite. The room was lavish, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. More »