May 23rd-26th, 2017 Our bus was scheduled to depart for Delhi at 11:00am. We knew something was amiss when we saw other passengers with tickets to Delhi leaving at 11:15am and 12:00pm. We asked the few other foreigners there and we were all on the same bus, so the company was just arbitrarily assigning times … Continue reading Delhi: Capital Conquered
May 20th-23rd, 2017 We were advised to take the luxury train to Agra from Jaipur because it was the fastest and the most comfortable. We were used to being uncomfortable, but the speed was what interested me the most. The fancy trains were really comfortable and, for the first time, we each had our own … Continue reading Mughal Marvels
May 18th-19th, 2017 We arrived in Jaipur in the late afternoon and, for the first time in India, stayed in an actual hostel. It was called Moustache (www.moustachehostel.com) and is the quintessential backpackers' paradise. When we entered, there were Whities lounging on beanbags, all on their various electronic devices. It was kind of nice in … Continue reading Pink City, Golden Triangle
May 15th-17th, 2017 After our safari, Tracy and I had another delicious meal at Trio and I wanted to take one last walk around Jaisalmer before our bus ride to Pushkar. Tracy wasn't feeling too great because of the heat, so she took a tuk tuk back to the hotel. I sauntered back to Treebo … Continue reading Pilgrims A’Pushin
May 10th-14th, 2017 The beauty of Rajasthan is that most night buses are full-sleeper coaches and they provide you with a full-on bed allowing you to maximize your efficiency and comfort. What they don't do, however, is leave at more convenient times, meaning that you arrive in the middle of the night rather than in … Continue reading Blue City, Gold City
May 7th-9th, 2017 After being told to get on the wrong bus for 30 minutes, we finally boarded the correct bus and made the 5-hour journey from Ahmedabad to Udaipur in neighbouring Rajasthan. We arrived well after dark and were left at the side of the road on the outskirts of Udaipur. We managed to … Continue reading Udaipur: Pollution in the Water, Romance in the Air
May 4th-6th, 2017 After saying our goodbyes to Yuto, we boarded a night bus to Ahmedabad. We arrived in the morning and despite the air-conditioned bus you could still feel the scorching heat permeating through the windows. We hurried off the bus and got in a tuk tuk towards our hotel, the business class Ashish … Continue reading Ahmedabad: No Women Allowed!