India in Summary

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India in Summary

What we did: 18 days. Flying into New Delhi and out of Mumbai. Covering as much territory through these two cities, plus the state of Rajasthan, as we could during this time. Where we went: 3 days in New Delhi, 1 day in Agra, 2 days in Jaipur, 3 Days in Pushkar, 2 days in [...]

Take my picture, Bollywood

With one day left in our final India destination, Mumbai, we decided to go big. The Hollywood of Asia called to us. The chance to be an extra on the set of a movie seemed like a fun excursion from our daily routine. A souvenir like none other. Bright and early we loaded onto a [...]

Frustrations and Rants in India

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Frustrations and Rants in India

I feel like a good percentage of western travelers don’t care to see the raw parts of this country. India, in it’s in own very unique and personal way, has created a following of wannabe tourists that seem to pass by much of what makes this place genuine. In turn, it has made a genuine [...]

Rajasthan in Fast Forward

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Rajasthan in Fast Forward

The western India state of Rajasthan is known for it’s desert landscapes, it’s sporadic yet wondrous wild gazelles, and it’s four signature cities: the pink city (Jaipur), the gold city (Jaismalmer), the blue city (Jodhpur), and the white city (Udaipur). All of which are named after the colors and hues of the historic forts and [...]

Checking in from Mumbai

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Checking in from Mumbai

Hi everyone! We are still alive, just struggling with a working wifi connection and having little opportunity to update the blog with such a busy schedule here. We’re uploading a few pictures for now and will submit a full report on our adventures in India as soon as we can.

Camel Riding- Whose idea was this?

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Camel Riding- Whose idea was this?

Today, I learned a lesson that I never wished to bother experimenting with. The notion of riding on the back of a large animal is not something I have any interest in, and yet I allowed myself to be talked into the event like it was a ‘must see’ experience. I should listen to myself [...]

With Driver, We Travel

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With Driver, We Travel

India has introduced some new challenges to us- Delhi is not a walking friendly city, and maps do little to help wind through the maze. The metro system, while extensive, doesn’t reach all the sites. Furthermore, the long distance train system books up much faster than we imagined, and a few of the cities we [...]

A new celebrity status?

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A new celebrity status?

Anonymous faces everywhere else, but we’re practically celebrities here. We’ve been in India for 5 days, and have had our picture taken so many times we’ve lost track. We’re approached almost everywhere we go, with the simple request to have a snapshot with us. We’ve taken photos with children, photos with big families, photos with [...]