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No tigers – world’s best masala chai instead

No tigers – world’s best masala chai instead

Next stop was Ranthambore National Park which is the best place for spotting Bengal tigers. It was once the private hunting ground for the kings of Jaipur but since 1957 has been a safe place for them to thrive. We stayed in a very cool fort hotel with paintings and...
Madhoghar Fort, Bassi

Madhoghar Fort, Bassi

The first really cool place the tour stayed was in a small village with a fort converted to a hotel (Madhoghar Fort)! Our room was in a corner of the fort and pretty nice. Some of the other tour members had super fancy bedrooms with tile mosaics and living rooms but...
Tearjerker Taj Mahal

Tearjerker Taj Mahal

​The next morning at the ungodly hour of 5 am we assembled at the train station to catch a train to see the Taj Mahal. We were still putting our luggage on the overhead bins when the smell of smoke started sliding into our nostrils. It got strong then I heard  an...
Delhi in which Beth dances Bangra on new years

Delhi in which Beth dances Bangra on new years

​One week ago which seems like forever ago i arrived in delhi. I was picked up at the airport and delivered to my hotel. I had a whole day to kill which was fine by me. I just took it easy,  caught up on email,  chatted with my sweetie and got some laundry done. I...

Fort Kochin in which puppies were saved

​The train was about an hour late in leaving. This time I got our reservation correct and there were no hiccups along the way.  Each compartment on 2nd class trains has stacked mattresses/seats like bunk beds. During the night two people climb up and sleep on the...

Hampi part 2 in which Beth melts and sees monkeys

​Carrie and I woke up early to catch the sunrise at a temple near our guest house. After a bit of bushwhacking (we missed a turn which had nice but slippery stone stairs) we made it to the top of the rocky hill just in time to see the orange ball peek up over the...

Week two in which Beth sees naughty carvings

​We got up at an obscenely early hour I thought was the stuff of myth but here I was at 4:30 catching a taxi to the train station to Hampi. It was our first experience with the trains and it’s a very confusing complicated process. Made more confusing because we...