Asia

India | Jaipur: April 29-May 1, 2009

April 29th, 2009 Left Gurgaon early this morning to catch our train which was supposed to leave at 5:10 am. After waiting for aobut 1 hour, the train finally arrived and we walked between carriages to find our seats…the only seats that were available when we bought our tickets two weeks...

India | Patiala: April 18, 2009

April 18th, 2009 This past week when we had gone out to shop and run the tailor and jewelry errands, we made sure to stop by a store to buy chopsticks. So last night we ordered food from Yo China! again and realized that having food from the boxes is not all that exciting! But at least we...

India | Agra: March 5, 2009

March 5th, 2009 We had planned on taking a train to agra, which would have taken us only 3 hours. But anu and sukhpreet suggested that it would be better for us to go by a taxi so that we would not be inconvenienced in agra and also we could stop by fatehpur sikri on the way. We headed...

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...