Traveling Bookworms

Traveling Bookworms

Posted by Robin on Apr 17, 2012 in General Travel, India, Norway, Rwanda, Turkey | One Comment

I adore books. One of my favorite things in the whole world to do is to spend an afternoon in a bookshop, leafing through the pages and breathing in their smell. (Side note: this is why I find the rise of e-books to be so distressing. When was the last time anyone felt more relaxed ...

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

Posted by Robin on Mar 30, 2012 in Argentina, France, General Travel, India, Japan, Turkey | 3 Comments

Being a vegetarian is always a challenge, even at home. It can lead to awkward moments when I go to someone’s house for dinner and they’ve whipped up a nice meaty meal, and I do feel a little left out at barbecues when I’m relegated to eating the side dishes. Declining to eat meat while ...

Monumental Days in Delhi & Agra

Monumental Days in Delhi & Agra

Posted by Pierre on Dec 10, 2011 in General Travel, India | 2 Comments

[December 10, 2011]  After a quick visit to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving, we’re back on the road and I’m writing this post from Bangkok. I’m pretty jetlagged and apologize in advance for any typos and nonsensical passages, but  it’s definitely time to finish up our last post about India. So, here goes: ___________________________________ On ...

Wishes in Rishikesh and Beauty in Haridwar

Wishes in Rishikesh and Beauty in Haridwar

Posted by Robin on Nov 26, 2011 in General Travel, India | 3 Comments

India is an incredibly massive country. Not just geographically, but culturally too. There is just so much to see; such diversity and richness everywhere you go. This means that you need to give yourself at least several days in each place you visit just to begin to take it all in. Unfortunately, we didn’t realize ...

No Rules: Driving in India

No Rules: Driving in India

Posted by Pierre on Nov 21, 2011 in General Travel, India | One Comment

Driving in India is nuts. I’m not saying this because I’m used to nice, orderly North American roads and our well-defined rules. Robin and I have been to some developing countries where the drivers are reckless and the roads are bad, but nothing compares to the brutal onslaught on your senses generated by India’s insane ...

A Recipe for Kerala

A Recipe for Kerala

Posted by Robin on Nov 16, 2011 in General Travel, India | 4 Comments

This simple recipe is a good one to reach for when you want to visit an India with clearer skies, more greenery, and a slower pace of life than the rest of the country. Be sure to take your time with this one and allow yourself to savor the scenery, the food, and the journey. ...