Tag: india

Amritsar started out great and kind of ended difficult. It has it’s beautiful parts, and it’s not beautiful parts. I don’t know if this had to do with my mentality of being a little “India-d out” (I think a lot of expats/workers abroad experience this, unfortunately) or just the city itself, so do take what […]

I apologize for missing Friday’s update. I had just returned from a three-day conference and was wiped! Then toured and cooked a big dinner Saturday, so just haven’t had time! I learned something serious about traveling – and possibility about life – while on this trip: don’t have expectations. Expectations – either high or low […]

Pondicherry Beach

In honor of the slightly hipster town I visited with my India travel buddy this weekend (review will come Friday), I’ll do the other hipster town I visited with her: Pondicherry. Pondicherry, aka Puducherry or Pondy , was a French colony in India from 1674-1954. Didn’t know the French had a colony in India, didja? […]

I was going to do a “what’s in your suitcase” picture post, but, well, honestly this weekend isn’t typical. I’m only going on a 2.5-ish day trip down to Bangalore and I’m packing in such a way in case I buy things, which isn’t usually how I pack. Someday I’d like to do one of […]

Sunrise over the Ganges

Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in Hinduism. It is where Hindus come to die or be cremated, to achieve a life with no more reincarnations. It is the holiest of the Seven Sacred Cities, and is also – supposedly – where Lord Buddha came after Nirvana to find disciples. It is also said to be […]

Domestic Airlines in India

Flying in India is an experience. (There is a hilarious video online about this. I’m not going to link it because well, diplomacy, but I think if you wanted to, you could google it.) I have flown many a time where the person next to me had no idea even how to put on their […]

I can at least say I’ve seen Bengal tigers during my time here in india. It might seem counter intuitive, but the best time to go is in the summer. Indian summer is between April and beginning June, generally.  The next season is monsoon season, which is when I always think of summer. There basically is […]