Hoi An: Food and Fancy Fitted Clothes!

So, a couple of months after the fact, I am revisiting my travel blog and finishing up writing about the rest of the places I visited! Hope you enjoy. I loved Hoi An! After having spent so much time surrounded by high-rise buildings and in bustling cities, it was refreshing to be in a quieter place,…

Ho Chi Minh City

Good morning Vietnam! Well, it actually wasn’t such a good morning… we got off the bus from Cambodia in the middle of one of Vietnam’s busiest cities, groggy and disoriented. We carefully negotiated a deal with a taxi driver (after waving away most of the ones who had ambushed us when we got off the…

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…

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…

Jodhpur: The Blue City

We were in Jodhpur briefly on our way to Amritsar, and were intrigued by the narrow, twisty-turny alleyways. The whole place was painted a lovely periwinkle blue (which we didn’t realize until morning, as we arrived in the dark of night). Despite the narrow and confusing alleys, Jodhpur is pretty tourist-friendly. Most of the popular…

On the Road Again: Traveling to Jaipur

We had a busy day in Agra exploring the sights, and turned to Lonely Planet for a place to go to recuperate before boarding a bus to Jaipur. This is the day we discovered the limited utility of Lonely Planet: while the “things to see” will never change, we’ve found that some places to eat…