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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The Taj Mahal: Is It Wonder-Worthy?

I’m a sucker for a good list. I am that person who will add something I’ve already done to a list, just so I can cross it off. I love making them, I love reading them. One of my favorite lists is the 7 Wonders of the World, and by extension, the New 7 Wonders of…

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What to Wear to a Wedding in India

After leaving the Qutub Minar, it was time to go shopping for our sari fabric. We picked up Goli, her parents, Sierra and Meike and went to the shops. There were several stories of more fabrics than you’ve ever seen. It’s almost overwhelming! But the colors are amazing. We all managed to find a sari…

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Delhi and the Qutub Minar

It took me 27 hours to fly from Seattle, through Germany to New Delhi. And unfortunately for me, I landed at 9am. I met Maggie at our hotel, as well as Nitish, the groom and Maggie’s former roommate from their days in Spain. We immediately left for a salon to get a bit of pampering…

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India: Land of the Exotic

Oh my gosh I’m finally writing about my trip to India. I’ve been trying to write this post (and all the others to come) almost since I got back at the end of 2012, but there’s so much to share that I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. But I’m really excited to tell you all about…

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Lexington, Concord, Gloucester and Rockport

As much as I love Boston, it might be the charming little New England towns that surround it that I love the most. There’s just so much history here! Have I sad that before? Lexington and Concord are most famous for the 17 mile Paul Revere ride that he set out on to warn the…

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Boston: My Favorite US City

Aside from Seattle, of course. But for reals. I love this city. Boston is like Seattle, but with tons of American history and New England charm. I’ve been 3 times and will be going back for a 4th time in November this year, but more on that in another post. On this trip, my friend…

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Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs Japan

Waaaaay  back at the beginning of the year, when my friend Jenny first suggested buying tickets to the Women’s World Cup, we had no way of knowing who would be in the final. We just knew that it would be fun to attend the match no matter who was there, and of course there was…

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Ferndale 4th of July 2015

This year for the 4th of July, my friends Keith, Lara and I went up to my uncles condo in Ferndale on our way to Vancouver for the Women’s World Cup Final. We spend most of the day hanging out on the deck in the sun, listening to the massive booms going off every hour….

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