Jodhpur – The Blue City (April 2012)

My visit to Jodhpur was quick but very memorable. Dushyant arranged for us to visit an NGO women’s empowerment workshop created and managed by his sister, where Indian women learn English and how to make crafts and toys to sell. There work is amazing and several of us bought stuffed camels and elephants as souvenirs […]

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Jaisalmer – The Golden City (April 2012)

Adventure called, so we left our awesome digs in Bikaner and caught an early morning train to Jaisalmer also known as the Golden City. It was an interesting 6 hour journey across desert landscapes and stopped in several small towns along the way. We arrived in Jaisalmer midday, just as the heat and sun started […]

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Ballin in Bikaner (April 2012)

Today I woke up on a train at sunrise. The group was picked up by two white SUVs that weaved through the quiet streets of Bikaner in the early morning. I knew our plan for Bikaner was a camel safari but I didn’t know much about Bikaner the town or the Hotel Bhairon Vilas, our surprisingly […]

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Kicking It In Kerala – Part 3 (April 8, 2012)

Spent this morning enjoying our last moments at Amma’s Ashram. We had breakfast in the western cafe and chatted with two Danish girls who were also heading to Varkala today, but by train. Our drive to Varkala took two hours but luckily I saw shotgun with the driver with the A/C and great views of […]

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Kickin It In Kerala – Part 2 (April 7, 2012)

Today we woke up to our last morning on the houseboat. Sajesh picked us up and we drove south to Kollam to our next home for two nights, Amma’s Ashram. Pictures are not allowed so the below are from outside of the ashram. The ashram’s pink modern skyscrapers, used for housing, are easy to spot […]

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