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Can farts predict your future?

The Future

Kathmandu: and the Ministry of Unusual Studies in the Tibetan enclave of Boudhanath has several clinics. One of which is looking into whether the breaking of wind can predict your future.

The following is translated from a Tibetan publication – the results of their studies – a kind of lexicon of farts. The study, conducted in an opened windowed clinic, gives a description of each expellation, followed by its significance.

A deep, baritone, often released whilst lying down, signifies contentment. Now is a good time to consider investments or start a new venture. Bullish.

The SBD, Silent But Deadly. A secretive fart with pungent aroma often followed by a slight pip. Signifying great sorrow, a time of contemplation. A time to reconsider your options.

Long mid to high pitcher, sometimes intermittent, some specialists refer to it as the ‘staccato’. A moment of indecision, and often a playful fart. A good time to embark in new relationships.

Prolonged mid toned, fair aroma, resplendent. Often released when at ease, suggests you’re in a good place right now. Blissful. Now is the time to forge new pursuits.

The Geyser. Sometimes referred to as the raspberry and mimicked in the 70’s. Often released through a vegetarian diet. Symbolising a dilemma or turning point.

The high pitcher or Mosquito. This is a time of great timultitude often associated with unwanted change.
Extended mid toned, petering out, sometimes whimsical. A happy go lucky fart presenting a degree of optimism. Joyful.

The study suggested further evidence by adding that babies less than one year old, with more future ahead of them than anyone else, broke wind 10 times more than average per day.

They also concluded that trying to read your future astronomically, through the movement of the planets a billion miles away, was ridiculous.


The Lost City of Angkor – the ‘Angel’ way

Travelling Angel Style

Whilst other tour operators and backpackers visit the lost jungle city of Angkor by air conditioned bus, with Angel, you’re out in the open, with a fleet of tuk tuks, known locally as remorks, touring the jungle. This allows you to be out all day amongst some magnificent terrain to see Angkor as it really is, rather than through a bus window. It will be hot, and our fleet of remork drivers are given instructions to take you into unusual corners of this vast, forgotton, jungle city. We hope you enjoy it. Remorks are very comfortable too! Forget the touristy way…..



Retired? Why not come to the Exotic Marigold Hotel?

Angel Holidays & the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Much like the BBC series ‘The Real Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Angel Holidays is creating its own Exotic Marigold Hotel experience, where you’ll have the chance to discover what it’s like to retire in India. For 3 weeks you’ll live in this fascinating country exploring retired life with 12 others. The trip cost is just £2,395 plus flights from around £400.

You’ll be given access to take part in local pastimes, as well as visit surrounding areas, and the Taj Mahal by train. This is no holiday. You’ll be expected to go out and explore local culture, using local transport and immerse yourself in Indian culture.  If interested, contact us for an information sheet. The trip may be covered by UK media.


Angelina with her daughters

Angelina with her children

Actress Angelina Jolie posed with her daughters today Shiloh (11) and Zahara (12) — to the premiere of her film. To the far right, is also Indian child actress Saara Chaudry. Angelina will also visit Cambodia soon where she has adopted children. There have been reports of her new ‘mysterious’ British partner to whom it’s rumoured she’s about to marry. It’s likely this will take place in one of India’s most romantic cities Udaipur. The city has several palaces, including one in the centre of the lake that has hosted several exclusive marriages. Udaipur is also a place we spend two nights on our tour.


When is the best time to visit India?

The best time to visit India varies depending on location but generally the following applies. In the north, mid Oct until mid December followed by early February until the middle of March (January is too cool in Delhi). At these times temperatures are pleasant and warm but not too hot. In the south of India it is quite similar, but not quite the same, Generally the best times here are Nov through to the end of March.  If you travel to for example Kerala after March it can be sticky and humid with too many mosquitoes.  Our tour of Rajasthan has been created with the best weather in mind. It will be nice and warm by day and even in the evenings you can dine outside with just a t shirt or blouse. Dining alfresco in some stunning locations is part of the enjoyment


Guide to India, free



Our first group to India is arriving soon and we’ll camp under the stars in the desert, visit the Exotic Marigold Hotel, stay in unusual places, ride camels and take a train across the desert amongst other things. If you would like a free copy of our 17 page guide on the tour, perhaps to consider coming next year, let us know and we’ll email it to you. In the meantime, here is a video of Udaipur where we stay 3 nights.

Rajasthan – an exploration

Udaipur, a place we visit
Udaipur, a place we visit

In November this year we’re planning a three week exploratory trip to the desert state of Rajasthan, India. This will be used to develop a fixed Angel Holidays tour for the future. We’ll visit some unusual locations, some used for documentary making, and have experiences beyond that of ordinary tourism. If you like adventure and are a flexible traveller you may want to join this trip.

Unlike a usual tour, the specific itinerary will not be available until shortly before departure. However, starting in Delhi our route will take us past the ancient traders’ town of Mandawa, colourful Birkener on the edge of the desert, the evocative citadel of Jaisalmer on the far west of the Thar desert, the ‘blue city’ of Jodpur, the romantic lake city of Udaipur and Agra home of the Taj Mahal. This itinerary is flexible and we may add some other locations on the way.

Without a specific itinerary or duration for each stay, this may be better suited to previous Angel Holidays’ travellers who know what to expect from our less superficial way of travel. Others are welcome too if they have an adventurous spirit. In some locations we’ll enlist the help of local guides, in others you’ll be given free time to relax and explore.

There will be varied accommodation; from rudimentary (but clean) guest houses to old palaces, comfortable hotels and a nights’ camping in the desert. Expect a few surprises too that you usually see with the ‘Angel travel experience.’

The trip cost will be competitive; around £1,490 for three weeks which includes all accommodation and transport. Return flights to Delhi are not included but start at around £390 – which we help you find. This is a wonderful opportunity for a comprehensive, authentic experience of the region, at a competitive price.

Needless to say, you need to be a flexible and positive traveller. All you need is to book your return flights to Delhi and we’ll pick you up from the airport and do the rest.

If you would like to join our mail list for further information, please email us on the ‘How to book’ page of this website. This promises to be a really fabulous experience. We look forward to hearing from you.


What colour underwear did you wear on New Years’ Eve?

Peru - underwear for New Year
Peru – underwear for New Year!

Peru, a country we’re visiting with our group this August, has like the rest of us just celebrated new year. However did you know that they traditionally wear and gift yellow underwear over new years eve?

What’s more, many wear them inside out until midnight after-which they switch them the right way around. The significance is that of a new, and bright beginning.  www.angelholidays.co.uk/peru

David Beckham, Holiday to Nepal

Becks on holiday in Nepal
Becks on holiday in Nepal

David Beckham visited Nepal today and played football in Bhaktapur, an old town 10 miles from Kathmandu. Despite being a remote part of the world, some young people did recognise the name and the kids loved playing football with him. David’s visit to Nepal, was watched by those on holiday to Nepal too, much to their delight.


Our 2015 journey

Holiday to Nepal
Holiday to Nepal

After savouring the delights of the jungle, we have now moved on, via the old Tibetan trading post of Bandipur and to Pokhara – up in the Annapurna region of the Himalaya. Those willing from our group went on a half day trek today into the lower Himalaya. Tomorrow, on our holiday to Nepal, an adventurous few from our group will be paragliding on the warm thermals over the Himalaya – whilst others will be shopping, dinning, enjoying spas or meditating. The weather is pleasantly warm here in Pokhara!