Wherever we go, we can’t help but keep an eye out for furry babies to play with. So just for fun, here are some of the cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably know that we love dogs. Not surprisingly, we seem to bump into a few pretty much wherever we go (probably also because we go looking for them). Some have been friendlier than others, but almost all have found their way into our camera. So here, just for fun, are a whole lot of cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.
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We were thrilled to see doggies everywhere we went in
Bali, and mostly well taken care of, too. Nusa Ceningan
Our favourite part of our Bali trip was on Nusa Ceningan, not least because of all the friendly doggos.
Read more about our time on Ceningan.
Tom-tom looking to share our meal
Hygiene was obviously important to this chap Ubud
Our time in Ubud wasn’t as nice as we’d hoped, but the cute doggies at our homestay were one of the things that made it bearable.
Read more about out experiences in Ubud.
This little friendly fellow was always underfoot at our homestay Bhutan
The tiny mountain country of
Bhutan is filled with fluffy canines, all as quietly dignified as the people.
Read more about what to experience in Bhutan.
This chap was napping on the stairs up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery…
…while this fluffy fellow was guarding his mistress’s cottage
Curious doggy in Thimphu (no, he’s not the same as the ones above or below)
This one at the Dochula Chorten monument was a little confused by me
This sad-looking chap kept us company while we picnicked near Punakha Belgium
Before starting our road trip through Germany, we hopped over to
Belgium to pay our family there a visit.
Read more about our time in Belgium Brussels
We started out by spending some time with my aunt in
Brussels, and tried to get her doggie to like us. No luck.
Coco, my aunt’s shy Dalmatian, never really got used to us Nieuwpoort
While we were in Belgium, we did a quick day trip to the beach at
Nieuwpoort with my aunt’s friends. And their two pooches.
Sufian and Sara’s tiny chihuahua preferred being carried around the Nieuwpoort pier…
…while their other fellow, a chihuahua mix, enjoyed the sand Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
A long weekend in the hills in
Coonoor was made even more special by because of a few sweet fur balls.
Read more about our visit to Coonoor
This sweet doggie at a tea plantation shop couldn’t stop wagging her tail
Our motorbike hire shop had made this little fellow a bed in an old tyre
Xena waiting anxiously for her brothers Gami and Karma at our homestay
Gami waits patiently for us to stop fussing over him, while Karma potters around in the background
This funny chap soon lost interest after realizing we weren’t a source of food Coorg, Karnataka
We had an interesting time in the jungles and plantations of
Coorg, and loved the company of the doggies at our homestays in both Madikeri and in Mangalore on the way back.
Read more about what to know before visiting Coorg
Roly-poly Lisa and a visiting friend take in the sun at our homestay in Madikeri
These two pups were playing with a coconut shell at our homestay in Mangalore, on the way back from Coorg Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Besides the incredible mountain views in
Dharamshala, we also thoroughly enjoyed the furry company.
Take a look at the photo diary of our time in Dharamshala
One of the many sleepy fellows relaxing in a meadow on the way to Palampur
A mamma and her little pup at Neugal Khad taking a nap after a meal of bread from a nearby tea stall
This little chap at the Norbulingka Institute obviously wasn’t happy with his haircut
This extremely friendly fellow at our homestay in Naddi refused to stay still for a photograph Gau-Algesheim, Germany
During our road trip through Germany, we drove down the Rhine river to
Gau-Algesheim to visit a friend, and take long walks through the hills with her curly-haired cutie.
Read more about our drive down the Rhine
Our friend’s doggie Taps seems very happy to have led us to this viewpoint Goa
Besides great beaches,
Goa is also full of friendly, well cared-for doggies. Which is one of the reasons we’ve been there so often.
Read about our road trip to Goa or about why you should stay in Agonda on your next Goa trip
This four-legged fisherman and his friend kept us company on Galgibaga beach
A bad shot of this reticent chap who’d made himself comfortable under our table on the beach in North Goa
This cute fellow seemed to have the run of the traditional Goan bakery we visited in Aldona Hampi, Karnataka
We’ve been to the ruins of
Hampi quite often, but only encountered one friendly doggie while wading through rice fields on the other side of the river.
Take a look at some of the interesting sights Hampi has to offer
This one seemed to be laughing at us as we climbed over boulders in the middle of his rice fields Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
When we visited the
Andamans, we found little puppers wherever we went on Havelock Island.
Read more about our quick trip to the Andamans
This little one appeared at our cottage door one morning…
…while this one wanted to know what we were doing on her beach…
…and this one jumped out of the bushes to welcome us. Kalimpong, West Bengal
We didn’t meet any doggies near the mountains in
Kalimpong, but that changed when we stopped for tea on the way back from drive into the valley.
Check out some interesting things to do that we discovered in Kalimpong
This little sweetie refused to let go of us after we’d finished our tea at a little shop Kampala, Uganda
We spent two weeks with relatives in
Kampala before going off on safari, and were entertained each minute by their funny black furball.
Read all about our safari experience in Kenya
While staying with our aunt and uncle, we found that Piazzolla loved that ball more than life itself Kolkata, West Bengal
During our motorbike ride to
Kolkata, we bumped into quite a few canine cuties.
Read more about our 2,000 km ride up India’s east coast
Sweet Mishty couldn’t take her eyes of the snacks we were eating
This cutie was curled up in a corner of the busy New Market
We stopped for tea on the way to Kolkata, only to find this little chap busily tearing up dry leaves
A ‘beach dog’ if I’ve ever seen one, on Mandarmani beach Kutch, Gujarat
We were happy to see that the dry landscape of Kutch was relieved by brightly coloured locals. And some cute furry fellows.
Take a look at some of the colours of Kutch that we saw
This sleepy one at the Khamir Craft Village seems to have everything figured out…
…while these two enjoy the evening sunshine.
This chap at Lakhpat wanted to know what we were doing in his fort Ladakh
One of the amazing things we found out about
Ladakh (besides that the Himalayan landscape was spectacular) was that lots of the doggies look like furry little bear cubs!
Read more about the things we discovered in Ladakh
This little sweetie couldn’t get enough of us when we spent the night at Mulbek
This little bear cub was confused when I picked him up at Changla pass Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
On our day trip to
Lepakshi, we found lots of little four-legged chaps strolling around the temple complex.
Take a look at some pictures of our visit to Lepakshi
This sad little fellow at the temple looked lost without his mum, but growled at us when went close! Lonar, Maharashtra
We did a motorbike ride to the
Lonar crater lake a few years ago, and encountered this cute chappie on the way.
This one seemed to just want a bit of company, and settled down close to us Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
While exploring the rock-cut cave temples of
Mahabalipuram, we encountered this sweet doggie mama.
This expecting mom was thrilled to share our fresh coconut Nepal
One of the things we loved about
Nepal was that, not only were there doggies everywhere, they were friendly and well-fed too. Kathmandu
The quaint bylanes and historic squares of
Kathmandu were a haven for furry, sleepy and roly-poly doggies, we discovered.
This roly-poly cutie was one of many that were taking it easy on their makeshift beds at the Kathmandu durbar square
This bunch obviously love this street vendor (there’s another sleeping next to him, outside the frame)
This cute fellow had a friend to help him ward off the cold
This sweet old chap had the run of the ground floor at our homestay
This little sweetie in Bhaktapur was super excited to meet us
This incredibly handsome fellow was enjoying the sun surrounded by his hoomans
This cute fatty was sunbathing at the Boudhanath stupa and ignoring me…
…while this bored fluffball was just generally ignoring everyone Pokhara
Spending time at the lake in
Pokhara and hiking through the surrounds was great fun, especially because of the friendly furries we bumped into.
This sweet fellow decided to keep me company while we waited for our taxi
This little chap in Deurali couldn’t get enough chin-scratches
This pupper at a restaurant was very interested in what we’d ordered Pondicherry
Our visit to
Pondicherry was a mixed bag, but one of the things we definitely enjoyed was the company of some furry cuties.
This old boy didn’t like us exploring the Arikamedu ruins
This cutie on Serenity Beach scrambled up into my lap without so much as a ‘by-your-leave’
This chap trotted up to me on the Promenade and said hello Seychelles
We didn’t encounter too many doggies in the
Seychelles, but this pair was quite a lot of fun to watch.
Read more about our visit to these coral islands
These two watchdoggies decided we weren’t allowed on the beach below their house Sydney, Australia
There was never a dull moment during our three weeks in
Sydney, and these two sweeties added to the entertainment.
Read more about great things to do we discovered in Sydney
This sweetie couldn’t get enough of the water in Lavender Bay
This old baby made us feel very welcome at our homestay in the Southern Highlands Udaipur, Rajasthan
Udaipur isn’t just ‘the most romantic city in India’; it’s also got a few sweet doggies hanging around.
Read more about why you should visit Rajasthan
This old sweetie greeted us atop Sajjangarh Palace
This baby was sunbathing and dreaming of O’Henry
Every vacation is special for us, with lots of new things to discover and lots of new experiences to have. But add a few furry babies into the mix, and that’s when we believe a vacation is truly complete. Which is why we try and make sure we keep pictures of all the cute doggies we’ve met on our travels.
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