Thank you so much for all the Xmas cheer being shared. This year the website has been lacking additional content. You know any picture or story is welcome. I must say with my moving to China I have fallen short of updating the site. I'll write a note 'to self' to get cracking on this in the new year, perhaps not for a month or so as I will be away from my computer for a few weeks. I have a necessary trip out of the country as a part of my visa requirement.
Anyway the reason for jumping on here is to wish ever reader the happiest of Xmases. Be safe, be kind to each other, appreciate and enjoy the company of family and friends.
My Logbook reads MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL FROM SANTA CHOPS AND FATHER GOPHER
On Christmas Day some of us have to work, so its a 6.30am rise and 7.00 breaky and on the road to Jaipur by 8. We head south west from Delhi thru Delhi state, then Haryana before entering Rajasthan.
Its a fairly short run on reasonable Indian roads that are not as congested as some we have travelled on, We pass towns of Gurgoan and Alwar before reaching Amber approx. 15kms short of Jaipur. Here we shall meet our guide and host in Jaipur, Mr Eugene Pram. We will take an elephant ride up to Amber Palace for a guided tour.
After the tour its straight to our hotel to get arranged for a Christmas night dinner and party.
Distance 255 kms
Times 06.30 Call
08.00 Depart for Jaipur
12.00 Arrive Amber Palace
2.30pm Depart Amber
3.00 Arrive Jaipur
7.00 for 8.00pm Christmas Dinner, Night Party+ Christmas Tree.
Hotel Hotel Khetri House An old Marharajah's Palace. Spacious lawns, large and mixed bedrooms, Good party room.
Bed, Breakfast and Evening meal accommodation.
Comments the next day "Did anyone notice the expertise with which the Turkey was carved"
The trip was P13H left London 12th October 1980 arrived Kathmandu 4th January 1981
Driver to Athens Peter Housego (RIP) ( Fingers) in ROD 622N Volvo
Flew Athens to Karachi
Driver from Karachi John Peat (Gopher) in PBA 790M Ford
Bring back some memories Boys and Girls
Merry Christmas and Cheers Chop