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Jul 24, 2019 - The Taj at sunrise, a morning of leisure and then back to Delhi

It was an early morning wake up call this morning. We were scheduled to meet our driver at 5:45 a.m. to get to the Taj Mahal prior to opening (we were about 5 minutes drive away). I'm going to blame the fact that it was so early in the morning and my brain wasn't yet functioning for the fact that I headed to one of the most photogenic sights in the world without my Canon T7i! Left is sitting in the room, fully charged, lots of space on the SD card...and no place to go!!! Aaaarrrgggghhhhh!!!!! Thankfully, cell phone cameras have improved...

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Our India Adventure

Jul 10, 2019 - A Day of Travel

This was one extremely tiring day of travel. We woke up 5:15 a.m. in order to get to the airport in order to make our Air India flight to Delhi. It was an extremely long flight, with two full meals and a snack being served. We arrived in Delhi just before midnight. The Delhi airport was quite modern and blissfully air-conditioned, which made the transition to 45 degree celsius temperature that much more of a shock. Traffic was insane. In bed by 2:00 a.m.

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Our India Adventure

Dec 3, 2018 - Delhi

It was certainly an abrupt change of scenery, temperatures, noise and smells when we arrived in India after our time in Europe but we were ready for the final leg of our travel year. Our drinking partners from home, John and Gayle, had also arrived so it was all systems go. A rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, was exhilarating if not a little scary . Spice markets and shops of every kind crammed the minimal space. New Delhi, created by the British Raj, had tree lined avenues and grand...

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Nov 29, 2018 - Living Large at the Leela

Days 14, 15 & 16 Living Large at the Leela When we booked this trip, I had a funny feeling that we might be sufficiently overwhelmed at the end of two weeks. We declined an option through Brand g to go on with them for a couple of days to visit the spiritual city of Varanasi and decided to end our trip with a couple of decompression days at a hotel in Delhi. We chose the Leela Palace in the Diplomatic Enclave part of the city mostly based on location. Turned out to be just what we needed to relax without a set schedule every day. The Leela...

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Nov 8, 2018 - “Your Happy is My Happy”

Day 2 in New Delhi NOTE: Having much difficulty with iternet on the boat so will try sending pictures a different way. We may have to resend with photos later. “Your Happy is My Happy” Today was New Delhi tour day. The smog was noticeably improved and the cool and comfortable weather was a good match for being out and about all day. Our local guide, Ravi, was a font of knowledge, and even though we missed about a third of what he said, the parts we did understand were fascinating. First stop was the incredible Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th century...

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Nov 6, 2018 - The Scam Artist

Day 1 in New Delhi The Scam Artist We arrived safely in Delhi on an early morning flight from Dubai with smog as thick as San Francisco fog. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the burnt smell that assaulted our senses was not the Welcome to India Barbecue like I initially thought. Childhood memories of burning sugar cane fields filled my head, but the gray skies and air heavy enough to taste let me know that I wasn’t in Louisiana any more. The driver got us to the hotel in one piece if you don’t count the emotional damage. Fluid...

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Apr 16, 2018 - Things to Do in This 15 Tourist Places In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is among the most sensational locations in India. Bestowed with appeal that can simply be referred to as divine, "Dev Bhoomi" has a variety of locations rather popular amongst travelers while lots of are unusual destinations. If you believe a vacation shows escaping to a place where it's just you and the nature, Uttarakhand has numerous satisfying choices. If you are considering going unusual, here is where you should be. Invest soul-soothing journeys, renewing your souls. Here is the list of best unique places in...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Travelling In Bhutan: An Experience Like None Other!

For those who look for thrill and for those who prefer going places that aren't run-off-the-mill, travelling in Bhutan is the very best experience to indulge in! Set in the eastern Himalayas, this happiest place on earth is a paradise waiting to be explored. It's got the ideal weather, the most heartfelt atmosphere, and the picture-perfect mountains & valleys that will captivate your heart as much as your eyes! Also Visit - thimphu paro tour packages However Before Anything Else, Here's Why You Should Plan Your Trekking In Bhutan! With...

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Feb 27, 2018 - Top Tourist Destinations in Agra to Visit in This Summer Vacations

You are on a journey to the Taj - among the most significant crowd pullers in India and after a special rendezvous with the work of art; you wish to check out some more. For tourists like you, there are some delightful emotional retreats near Agra, mostly religious websites and bird sanctuaries that pull peace hunters away from the crowds. Places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Bharatpur, and Chambal are merely a couple of hours drive from Agra. And the very best part is, you don't need to do a great deal of preparation. With your few spare hours,...

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Dec 11, 2017 - On the road again

On the road again. Sorry Sharon. After a great breakfast at our Hill Top Swiss Cottage Hotel (ginger lemon honey beverage for my cold; porridge; fruit salad of pomegranate, pineapple, banana, papaya, and apple; orange juice; toast - for 250 rupees), we asked our sweet, gentle, non-English speaking driver to stop at the Sivananda Ashram gates, to which he agreed. But before we knew it we were past it, and with another 6 to 7 hours driving ahead we kept on motoring down the narrow winding mountain road. We did stop in Haridwar for photos at...

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Nov 13, 2017 - The family adventure takes off

We are finally taking a family vacation, all together, to India, to share it's magic and frustrations with Judson, but to also finally introduce him to Sheeja, whom we attempted to adopt back in the mid 1980's when they were both children. Sheeja is now married with three children, and we have been keeping in touch almost daily for the past several years via WhatsApp. We left Home at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10th, flew to Vancouver, arriving at 7 p.m., waited until midnight for our 12 1/2 hour flight to Shanghai, where we arrived at their...

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Nov 13, 2017 - Random Thoughts

Just some travel thoughts: We got a great price rate of $750 Cdn return from Vancouver to Delhi on China Eastern Airlines. We did have some booking problems when they changed our original flight to the next day and we would have missed our connections,so we re-scheduled for the previous day. We did have to go to the Vancouver office to get refunds on the extra legroom for Jud that I paid for and that was a hassle, not totally fixed up. Since we were saving approximately $700 x 3 people = $2100 we guess it was still worth it. The leg between...

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