Hearty Welcomes & Salutations! Originally an action-packed travel blog from a globe-trotting Scotsman, An Ache for the Distance has, over the years, slowed down (I post less often), mellowed out (domestic life has found it's way way on here) and become more of an expat/photo blog. Take a look around, leave a comment and share the love if you like something.
Stuart Mathieson, Lübeck, Germany

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My Rajasthan Top Ten

"From the cackle of its colour-charged cities to the luminous splendour of its sun-kissed desert, Rajasthan is romantic India wrapped in gaudy royal robes... Compiling a must-see list in Rajasthan can cripple the fussy traveller..." - Lonely Planet

Deciding what to see in Rajasthan can be tough so here's my top ten sights/activities to give you a helping hand on your way...

MONKEY TEMPLE in Jaipur (Galtaji)


" The temple complex of Ramgopalji temple is colloquially known as Monkey temple (Galwar Bagh) in travel literature, due to the large tribe of monkeys who live here. These rhesus macaques were featured in National Geographic Channel's Rebel Monkeys series and "Thar Desert - Sacred sand" episode of Wildest India Series. "

Crashing Out, Husky Style

There's definitely a theme developing here...

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Sadness of Sexual Rejection

I got an email a couple of weeks ago asking about Sam's balls... Is it better to have a pup with dangly bits or say arrividerci to the plums?

Sam has all of his tackle in tact, firstly out of respect for the man-code (never cut off another fellow's balls) and secondly because many Dobermans, Sam included, suffer from Von Willebrand disease which means he could actually bleed to death if you took a knife to his sack (Potential Doberman owners beware!)

The downside to this for Sam is of course the rejection from his ladies when his nuts are sending him into sexual overdrive.  He's been trying to get laid for a couple of weeks now but both the Husky and the German Shepherd have sent him packing.

This shot was taken seconds after another toothy rejection from Taia (lying, sex-free, on the floor behind him.)