You Really Have to Goa!

Apr 18th-26th, 2017 Gokarna is not far from the border separating Karnataka and Goa, and we would only have to take a short train ride in order to reach our first destination in Goa. As luck would have it, our train showed up an hour and a half late (and super packed) and delayed our whole … Continue reading You Really Have to Goa!

Go Slow in Gokarna

Apr 15th-17th, 2017 The last thing Tracy needed after suffering for one week with India's famed Delhi (Mysore) Belly, were delays and setbacks.  As I had previously mentioned, the only bus running between Mysore and Gokarna was a non-AC sleeper. If on time (and they rarely were), it was scheduled to arrive after 10 hours … Continue reading Go Slow in Gokarna

Sweater Weather

Apr 5th-7th, 2017 After a long and nauseating tuk tuk ride, we arrived at the train station and caught a train headed for Coimbatore, our jumping off point to Udhagamandalam. With a name like that, it is no wonder everyone just refers to it as Ooty.From Coimbatore, there is a rickety uphill government bus, aka … Continue reading Sweater Weather

Kaleidoscopic Kerala

Mar 30-Apr 4, 2017 Despite the heat on our non-AC sleeper train, we arrived in Varkala in the early morning. Kristin had reserved us a room at Blue Marine Resort, and we checked in to our 3rd story room just before 9am. Kristin had secured us an awesome balcony joined to hers, so we could … Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Kerala

Tamil Nadu: Frenetic Chennai, Colonial Pondicherry and Auspicious Madurai

Mar 25th-29th, 2017 The amazing Rocky of the guesthouse bearing his name went above and beyond and secured us emergency aircon sleepers on a train from Hospet to Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh.  After an 11 hour ride, we had two hours to kill in Renigunta before the second half of our journey, and decided that … Continue reading Tamil Nadu: Frenetic Chennai, Colonial Pondicherry and Auspicious Madurai

India: Holi Shit, We Missed It!

March 20-24, 2017 The whole reason we "rushed" through Sri Lanka and the Maldives (besides the price of the latter) was because it was our goal to be in India for the Holi Festival. You may be familiar with the concept of Colour Me Bad/Colour Me Rad runs or various other colour throwing events held … Continue reading India: Holi Shit, We Missed It!