Tag: travel

A bit delayed, but it took me awhile to think of where I should review next. I have quite a few places in India I haven’t covered yet, but I wanted to do something warm and fun for those of you dreaming of nice weather stuck in the cold. (I wouldn’t know – Hyderabad is […]

This review is going to cover two towns: Berchtesgaden and Rothenburg. I’m doing them both at the same time because I covered them at the same time and there isn’t much that each has to take up too much space, and we went there for one reason: Christmas in Germany! I think Christmas is the […]

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 […]

We went all over Jordan: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Ma’In. We did not go to Amman. We decided a bit on a whim to go to Jordan. We knew we wanted to travel in February, but we didn’t have a place picked out yet. So, come end December, we decided on Jordan. Jake and I […]

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 […]

Maybe because I’ve re-started this with a focus on travel/reading, I’ve found a couple of good travel websites. I’m not going to review them, but I want to pass them along for my travel-hungry readers. 1. Afar, http://www.afar.com/ – the website is a bit cluttered for my taste, but they separate things by interest, hotel, experience, […]

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 […]