Category Archives: India 2017

Udaipur: Part Two

I can’t end my brief coverage of Udaipur without a special entry for our hotel.  Hashmat really did save the best for last and, although this may be a bit indiscreet, we were blessed by being upgraded a room category. … Continue reading

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Udaipur: Part One

    We have arrived back in Delhi after a bumpy ride on Jet Airways from Udaipur.  I was in seat 43A, i.e. the very back row of the plane against the window.  Good thing the flight was only 65 … Continue reading

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Wildlife # 2

We have encountered a few more members of the animal kingdom. First, you know how exciting it is when you are driving down a country road and see a beautiful cock pheasant sitting on a fence?  Well, imagine instead that … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Make Up Post

As I said in my last post, it’s hard to know what to cover when several days have gone by.  Obviously, Holi had to have top billing but we have seen many amazing things during our two days in Siana, … Continue reading

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Holi Guacamole

It’s so hard to know what to write about when I have been out of wifi range for several days. So much happens on every single day of these trips it is easy to be working on overload. I think … Continue reading

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Jodhpur, It’s Not Just Funny Trousers

Jodhpur is known as the blue city for the many buildings that are painted blue.  There is at least one reason for them being painted that color but I’m darned if I can remember even one.  All I know for … Continue reading

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Wild Life

Lest you think India is all Hindu temples, Rajasthani forts, masala chai and garlic naan, there is also a fair amount of wildlife in this area This morning, Sunday, March 12, we headed out in jeeps to do a bit … Continue reading

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View From The Front

Touring by coach is interesting.  Who sits where?  Which seats are more desirable than others? Which side of the bus will get more or less sun?  At the beginning of our trip, Hashmat reminded all of us that we should … Continue reading

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Jaisalmer: Part Two

This morning, March 10, we went into the fort proper of Jaisalmer.  Jaisalmer is sometimes called the golden city because of the color of the sandstone which is the primary building used in the town.  It is quarried locally and … Continue reading

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Jaisalmer: Part One

Our first afternoon in Jaisalmer was spent walking through some of the lanes of the town.  Many delightful vignettes presented themselves, although one had to step carefully to avoid the many deposits made by cows. When it became clear that … Continue reading

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