Bundi was one of my favourite places in India. Accessable by overnight train from New Delhi, this palace in Bundi allowed one to step back and relive the past by interacting with the murals and miniatures and art work everywhere.
Our Art Group "Drawn to India" tour of the Woodblock Village near Jaipur. We enjoyed meeting the villagers and seeing the fine details of woodblock carving. We had the opportunity to create our own personal design and have them executed in teak. This also helped the sustainability of the craft for the future.
Bassi Village, Palace Hotel and Temple Complex.Part of the Drawn to India trip with Catherine Parker.
We decided to go to Johor Baru because you can hop over to Singapore for the day. It was quite an adventure in the Immigration Terminal as they do not have any signage telling you where or what to do.The place was just enormous and made one feel very insignificant. After getting passports stamped you catch a bus over the causeway to Singapore which takes about 30 minutes.We returned to KL by train and Noni picked us up from the train station and took us to her lovely traditional home.
We went to Penang , Georgetown area to see the Hindu Festival Thaipusam. Penang is easy to navigate by bus and has many facets to its history to make it interesting.
Slide show of some of the highlights of Penang including Penang Hill, The Snake Temple( with vipers)and some of the pastry delights too readily available. Although we are walking around four hours a day, I don't think it compensates for the very delicious egg tarts we are consuming.