India

India | Delhi: March 3-4 and May 20-24, 2009

February 16th, 2009 It took us 9 hours to reach delhi… a distance usually covered in 5-6 hours. We were stuck in bad traffic and really thought we were going to lose all our marbles. It was the craziest experience. To boot… Sunil called us up while we were stuck in the traffic jam yelling...

India | Chandigarh: February 10-April 28, 2009

February 10th, 2009 We arrived here today by train (Shatabadi) from delhi. The train ride was good. We were served snacks and the ride was only 3.5 hours long. It was great to meet penny’s Chachaji (Pa’s younger brother), Chachiji (Pa’s younger brother’s wife), and Ammi (Penny’s...

India | Faridabad: February 7-9, 2009

February 7th, 2009 We landed this morning. The flight was ok. We weren’t seated together so that sucked. And what worse was the lady sitting in front of Penny who decided it would be a wise decision to paint her nails in this small plane. Talk about overwhelming fumes. When penny asked...

India | Tiruchirapalli: February 2-6, 2009

February 2nd, 2009 Took the train and arrived in the afternoon. Internet didn’t work Got housekeeping to come re-clean the room as it was dirty Stayed in and worked/relaxed/ate some wicked food Realized this was our final south Indian stop… so decided to eat only south Indian food, even...

India | Madurai: January 31-February 1, 2009

February 1st, 2009 Got here yesterday and had to switch rooms coz the room we got was totally damp – bad air conditioner. The staff was quite unpleasant as well… so we made sure to let the manager know about it. Today we went to see the Meenakshi temple – the only reason we came to...

India | Kanyakumari: January 28-30, 2009

January 29th, 2009 After checking out of our resort in Alleppey yesterday, we actually had to take all our gear into a tiny autorickshaw and go into town, searching for a taxi. We got scammed a bit to take it all the way to Kanyakumari, we had no choice. The ride was quite scenic and we...

India | Alleppey: January 24-27, 2009

January 24th, 2009 We left Cochin this morning and after a couple of hours passing by charming sights of coconut palms, humble village shacks, quiet rivers lined by rows of palm trees, and generally a lot of greenery, we got to Alleppey. The main part of town was divided by a long canal...

India | Cochin: January 18-23, 2009

January 18th, 2009 Yesterday there was supposed to be the Elephant March (the main reason we actually came to Thrissur)… and well… we didn’t get to experience it! Apparently, it only happens in a few select villages and the actual March that leaves Thrissur and goes all the way to...

India | Thrissur: January 14-17, 2009

January 14th, 2009 Woke up early today to get ready and leave Ooty. Karthik kept calling our driver to ask him to meet us to get our extra money back. He started saying he’d be there shortly and then just kept making excuses that he’d gone to take some people elsewhere or that he’d come...

India | Ooty: January 7-13, 2009

January 7th, 2008 This morning we left from Mysore when it was still dark… so yes, damn early! But it felt good to be out on the road again. This time, we were taking a cab (the driver was the brother of our auto driver/tour guide in Mysore). We’d heard from everyone that the drive would...