Wishes in Rishikesh and Beauty in Haridwar

Wishes in Rishikesh and Beauty in Haridwar

Posted by 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 on Nov 21, 2011 in General Travel, India | 2 Comments

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 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. […]

Abu Dhabi’s Aston Martin Experience

Abu Dhabi’s Aston Martin Experience

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in General Travel, United Arab Emirates | 3 Comments

We’re traveling around the world on a budget. Granted, it’s not a super-tight budget that forces us to stay in crowded and dirty hostels, but we’re not staying in 5-star hotels either. We very often have to choose which activities we’ll splurge on and which ones we’ll save for another day. If there’s anything I […]

A Tale of Two Train Rides

A Tale of Two Train Rides

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in General Travel, Turkey | 4 Comments

I have always had a thing for train travel. I love watching the world go by outside my window without having to worry about other vehicles sharing my space (as I would if we were, say, on a bus). I love having dinner in the restaurant car, I love the vendors who pass through selling […]

Kidnapped in Kapadokya

Kidnapped in Kapadokya

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in General Travel, Turkey | One Comment

Our flight from Istanbul to Kayseri proved completely uneventful. Once again, we used Pegasus Air and the tickets, including 10 kg of additional baggage allowance, came to about $140… for two! Take that lousy Ryanair! We were quite happy to leave rainy Istanbul and touch down in the drier, though colder, region of Cappadocia (known as […]