09.03.2010 - 10.03.2010 6 °C
We're back in the UK now - can't say "back home" as we haven't got one any more.
When we planned the trip we thought March would be a nice time to return - the start of Spring with fresh new growth on the trees and daffodils brightening up the gardens. We can't believe how cold it is - although we shouldn't really complain since we've missed all the really cold weather. It was also really grey and miserable when we first got back - a real change from the vibrant colours of Sri Lanka - the blue skies, green sea, luxuriant plants and flowers growing everywhere. But the last two days have been sunny and a bit warmer and there are some signs of Spring.
We're now looking forward to catching up with family and friends and maybe planning our next trip!
We've really enjoyed our travels. It's really hard to identify highlights or the best bits but if we had to then our Oscars would go to:
Best Scenery: Nepal Himalaya
Best View: Machhapuchre (Fishtail) Mountain in the Annapurna Range
Best Building: Golden Temple in Amritsar (sorry Taj Mahal)
Best Fort: Mehrangarh in Jodhpur
Best City: Mumbai
Best Wildlife: Malabar Giant Squirrel in Periyar (sorry tiger)
Best Meal: Vegetarian thali at Keshari in Varanasi
Best Street Food: Tie between samosas in Jodhpur and rotis in Mirissa
Best Drink: Makhania Lassi in Jodhpur
Best Beach: Agonda in Goa
Best Journey: Flight into Kathmandu with views along the Himalaya
Best Bus Journey: No, we can't think of one