The vendor wanted ten rupees (about 12p) for a gloopy crimson drink in a hastily wiped glass. In a nod to hygiene the sidekick wore a grubby cloth tied round his head, but over his sweat stained shirt a grimy woollen vest was streaked with Jackson Pollock stains. After nine hours of almost uninterrupted walking Jamie and I wondered if we were tired and thirsty enough to try the lurid concoction.
Jamie and I love to walk when we’re not on the boat, so I was delighted to find Walkopedia, a website packed full of information on walks around the world. It is a useful tool for anyone interested in travel and walking, from easy strolls in the city to strenuous mountain hikes.