Category Archives: India

Udaipur and Our Last Day in India

Every once in awhile you come across an image that is burned into your brain so deeply that closing your eyes for even a second brings back a vivid scene. On this trip, for instance, the images I will always … Continue reading

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Shopping in Jodhpur (And We Also Went SightSeeing)

Jodhpur is known as the Blue City.  And, unlike the last one, this one actually is blue. It started when the original palace/fort got to big to house all of the important members of the Maharaja’s household.  So some of … Continue reading

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The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is easily my favorite of the palace hotels.  It doesn’t have the personalized service of the safari camps nor the luxurious rooms of the Rambagh Palace … Alright, so I can’t pick a favorite.  I love … Continue reading

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Jaipur: Easily Confused with China

Jaipur is known as the Pink City.  Except that it isn’t really pink.  Apparently at British royal who visited a long time ago proclaimed it as a pink city and everyone else was left to wonder if he was actually … Continue reading

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The Rambagh Palace

Yesterday we did the Taj Mahal at sunrise, explored the Fatehpur Sikri just outside Agra, drove 6 hours to Jaipur … and then, per our official guide, the rest of the day (all 2ish remaining hours before we crashed into … Continue reading

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On the Road Again: Agra to Jaipur

After an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, we packed up our bags and loaded ourselves into a van for a 6 hour drive to Jaipur. Our valiant tour guide came along for the first part of the drive … Continue reading

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The Beauty that is the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the greatest wonders of the world.  And is certainly one of the best symbols of love ever built by mankind. It was built by the Muslim Emperor in the 17th century in memory … Continue reading

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