The Holy City of Pushkar

Day 2 of our Rajasthan tour was spent almost entirely in the car. We had to make the long drive from Udaipur to Jaipur with a stop in Pushkar on the way. It took us 5 and a half hours to get to Pushkar, so we had to get an early start on the day….

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Frolicking in the Courtyard of the Maidens

This is my third post on one day in Udaipur! It’s the day that never ends. But to be honest, this is how I prefer it. I love to see as much as I can when I travel because who knows when you’ll get to come back again? Our last stop of our first day…

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The City Palace in Udaipur

After walking around the Jagdish Temple and getting blessed, we wandered over to the City Palace. This place is kind of crazy looking and seems to go on forever. It was built over 400 years, constantly being added on to by each new king. As such, it’s the largest palace in Rajasthan and a mixture of different…

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Getting Blessed in Jagdish Temple

I had to dig deep into my emails and the diary I keep on my travels to find the information for this part of the trip. Interestingly, it’s the part I remember the least, though I’m not sure why. It all kind of seems to blend together in a blur of temples, palaces and riding…

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The Final Reception

After our fun day of site seeing and shopping, it was time to get ready for the final ceremony, which was actually more of a reception. We got dressed in our sari’s again, this time on our own. It was much harder than I thought! There is so much draping and folding of this massive piece…

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(Guest Post) A Unique Soccer Experience in Tijuana, Mexico

My friend Simon is a writer for the Seattle PI and usually posts recaps of Sounders matches. This past weekend, he traveled to San Diego and then Tijuana to watch Club Tijuana take on Club America. English born and bred, his knowledge of soccer (football, futbol) is extensive and he includes a lot of history and…

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Humayan’s Tomb

All too soon, our mini vacation in Kerala came to an end and we flew back to Delhi for the last wedding ceremony. In the morning, Maggie and I wanted to check out another Delhi site, Humayan’s Tomb, and everyone wanted to go shopping before the reception that night, so we got a really early…

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Floating on the Backwaters of Kerala

Whew! Are you as exhausted from all those ceremonies as I am? It was definitely some late nights and a lot of dancing, but it was so much fun to be a part of. Next we have a couple days to relax before heading back to Delhi for the final ceremony. Meike headed to Goa…

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Celebrating a Coorgi Wedding or 3

After a long day of traveling from Bangalore to Coorg, it was time for our next wedding ceremony. This event was more of a reception with a lot of dancing and food, and it’s where us foreigners finally got to perform the dance we’d been learning and practicing every night! I’m excited and nervous for that,…

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Bangalore For a Night

Today I’m going to show you a picture. This is a picture I don’t show many people, because well, it’s not my best. But first, the story behind this picture. On our last day in Amritsar, we had plans to get up before the sun to see sunrise in the Golden Temple. We went to…

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Taking a Peek at Pakistan

Day 2 of our 3 days in Amritsar begins leisurely. We have nowhere to be until the afternoon when we’ll check out the Wagah Border Closing ceremony on the border with Pakistan. I had hoped to do a day trip to Lahore in Pakistan as it’s generally considered safe for tourists, but Maggie said she…

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Amritsar and the Golden Temple

One of the places I ended up unexpectedly enjoying quite a bit in India was Amritsar. There’s so much more to do here than we first realized, and it’s truly an enjoyable place to spend a couple days. We flew up early in the morning with nowhere planned to stay. I had hoped to stay in…

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