If my hometown of 12,000 people were as tightly packed as Mumbai, it could all fit on a football field. That is how crowded India’s wealthiest city is, with 19 million people packed at a rate of 60,000 people per square mile, making it one of […]
It is safe to say that there is no place like Varanasi.
Indian Festival are Awesome
When traveling, I usually avoid festivals the way one might avoid a crazy ex-girlfriend – they can be expensive, annoying and wild.
Somewhere in the mountain pass leading into Pushkar there must be some sort of wormhole that leads to another universe, because the place we spent the last three days sure didn’t feel like India. Mellow, peaceful Pushkar could be described as bucolic, a term you […]
We went to the elegant Raj Mandir movie theater to see the Bollywood film English Vinglish. The movie was mostly in Hindi with some English and was about an Indian woman in New York learning English. It was interesting to us on many levels as […]
After day one I didn’t know if I’d like Delhi, but then I realized the following: Delhi is one big carnival. The street is full of food vendors, sales people, con artists, beggars, stray dogs, random cows, oxen pulling stuff, henna artists, colorful religious parades, […]
It isn’t uncommon for Kristi, with her fair skin and blonde hair, to attract a lot of attention in the Middle East and Asia. But today, we were both celebrities. And let me say, I like being loved by the masses. We went to the […]
India’s tourism motto is “Incredible India” and their advertisements show dazzling scenes of the Taj Mahal, wild tigers, the imposing Himalayas, medieval forts and brightly dressed locals. From these carefully selected images one would conclude that India is no doubt incredible. India can be a […]