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Eat Pray Love

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | Views [157] | Comments [1]

Our Indian adventure is now over, but our minds are full of new experiences, tastes, sights and sounds that we will never forget.  We've seen the real India which at times made us cringe, sometimes cry, often laugh, more often admire.  Even ... Read more >


The royal farewell dinner

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | Views [193]

Our last evening in Udaipur at the beautiful Lake Palace was topped off with the most amazing dinner party you could imagine.  We were transported by boat to our royal barge as the sun was setting over the lake.  After finding our comfiest ... Read more >


Day 13 - The Lake Palace at Udaipur

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | Views [159]

What a magnificent way to end our stay in Udaipur!  We were treated again to a perfect day of warm weather under a cloudless sky.  After a morning massage and hair treatment in the spa, we had a delicious breakfast overlooking the lake, then ... Read more >


Day 12 - travel to Udaipur

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | Views [144]

After another morning bike ride we packed up and said goodbye to our beautiful haven in the hills. Along the road to Udaipur we stopped at several Hindu temples, still learning about this fascinating culture and history.  It helps that our guide ... Read more >


Day 11 - relaxation retreat day

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | Views [114]

We took a morning bike ride through the fields and wandered through the village with a local guy who I'm sure will be the mayor of Delwarra quite soon.  With much pride and cheer he introduced us to the villagers and craftsmen who made jewellery ... Read more >


Day 10 - Delwarra Village

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | Views [138]

Today we had a leisurely start with time for a spa treatment before hitting the road again for a 5 hour drive to Delwarra Village.  We passed through the heart of marble country, miles of vendors selling granite and marble slabs along the roadside.... Read more >


Day 9 - Shopping in Jodhpur and dining like royalty

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | Views [160]

After another delicious breakfast poolside, we set out on foot into the markets of Jodhpur.   Our first stop was the spice shop operated by two sisters who are carrying on the family tradition.  We bought teas and spice mixes and some real ... Read more >


Day 8 - Mr Toad's wild ride to Jodhpur

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | Views [157]

Today we rose early to get in a few laps in the indoor pool, and a cleansing steam and sauna before breakfast on the lawn.  The service is truly impeccable, and we all feel like royal guests.  We are wondering if our 5 room suite was perhaps ... Read more >


Day 7 - Elephants in the bush

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | Views [132]

Jaipur has been a fun shopping experience.  We've haggled in the jewellery markets and gone crazy in the linen and textiles stores.  The antique market is fantastic, chock-a-block full of treasures from the Jaipur palace.  The vendors ... Read more >


Day 6 - a day in the pink city

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | Views [187] | Comments [1]

Today we started with breakfast on the lawn by the polo field. Entertainment was provided by the sitar player in the tower.  Birds of all colors darted overhead from the trees and the palace rooftops.  Peacocks roam around all over the property.... Read more >


Day 5 - travel to Jaipur

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | Views [169]

After a leisurely breakfast in the courtyard, Cheri and I hit the courts again for one last match.  We have become quite accustomed to having a ballboy to assist us with those pesky stray balls and questionable line calls.  We made a quick ... Read more >


The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | Views [172] | Comments [2]

Hard to believe it, but we have seen the seventh wonder of the world today.  The Taj Mahal is as beautiful and amazing as we expected it would be.  Combined with a visit to the nearby Agra Fort, we have learned so much about the story of this ... Read more >


Day 4 - train to Agra

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | Views [161]

We left Delhi early before sunrise to catch the 6am train to Agra for our day trip to see the Taj Mahal.  Arriving at Delhi railway station we stepped out into a sea of people, street food vendors, cars, rickshaws, tuk-tuk's and motorcycles and ... Read more >


Delhi Old and new - Day 2 & 3

Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | Views [179]

Our two days in Delhi has been a sensory overload and an experience to remember.  The sights, sounds, smells, and functional chaos of this city astounds us.  Hopefully the pics will tell some of the tale.  Early rise tomorrow to catch ... Read more >

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