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…

The First Big Meltdown… Jalandhar

Ok so here’s the explanation of the photo we took with the Punjabi Police… Beth and I took a 15 hour night train from Jodhpur to Jalandhar, taking us far enough north to meet a driver who would take us to Amritsar and Dharamsala. Thankfully, we were in 2AC class, which meant the windows closed,…

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…