Phnom Penh

Well I am now horribly behind in blogging! I was in Cambodia from March 1st to 13th, and have now arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I know this is a cliche… but time seriously flies when you’re having fun with your friends! I was really excited to leave India and start the next…

The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Warning: this post contains graphic images and information. For our big day of sightseeing in Phnom Penh we decided to visit the main memorial sites of the genocide that terrorized the Cambodian people from 1974-1979. I learned so much about this grim period of history, including details about the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s regime.…

Kolkata: Last Stop in India

Kolkata If you ever hear anyone say that Kolkata is not a place for tourists, tell them they’re wrong! Kolkata was one of the most tourist friendly cities I visited in India, with street signs and sidewalks that allowed for easy navigation. Ronnie, our unofficial itinerary planner in India, highly recommended that we visit Kolkata,…

Varanasi, 2.0

Well, we went back to Varanasi after an attempt to leave and head to Darjeeling… After I finished writing “Varanasi is Very-Nicey” we had (what we thought was) our last meal at the Lotus Lounge and hopped in a cab to the Mughal Sarai train station, about 40 minutes from Varanasi. We thought we were…

Varanasi is Very-Nicey!

We’ve spent a relaxing two nights and three days in Varanasi, taking in the sights of the ghats, reading while enjoying the views from rooftop balconies, and strolling along the riverside. The title of this post became our catch phrase! Despite the relaxation we have enjoyed, our arrival in Varanasi was somewhat jarring. The day…

Dharamsala/McCleod Ganj

As we drove up through the mountains to Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj, we noticed a freshness and crisp feeling in the air that we had not experienced since Kerala. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the view of the mountains was beautiful. We were very glad to be in a car, as the roads…