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Travels with Janice

We went to India!

USA | Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | Views [126]

So, I have been back home in Ukiah a week and it's taking longer than I thought to recover from the jet lag and time change.  I pretty much stopped writing on about January 20 and just started hanging out "in the moment" and enjoying every last ... Read more >

Photos: Floriculture project at Rungbee division

INDIA | Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery

New project on the road from Kalimpong to Darjeeling
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Music -- the "way in"

INDIA | Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | Views [215]

19 January Darjeeling but writing about Kalimpong (15-16 Jan) Breakfast at Windamere. Sitting here enjoying music that is very similar to listening to Spencer Brewer. In the moment as much as I can be. Sunshine, a stunning view over the northeast ... Read more >

Orchids, Tiger Hill, Toy Train

INDIA | Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | Views [237]

18 January -- Darjeeling This morning we got a wake-up call and coffee at 3:30 am and our guys picked us up at 4 am to drive the 15k to Tiger Hill-- the highest point in the area-- in order to see the sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga, and if clear also ... Read more >


INDIA | Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | Views [228]

15 January Delhi - Bagdogra (airport) - Kalimpong We drove from Agra to Delhi yesterday, then flew from Delhi to Bagdogra and drove to Kalimpong. We are currently at our hotel -- The Himalaya-- a 19th century British built curiosity where the first ... Read more >

Yes we went to the Taj Mahal

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | Views [197]

14 January On the road from Agra to Delhi. It's 10 am and all the markets and shops are opening as we leave the city. It's another foggy, chilly morning and we are glad that we saw the Taj Mahal yesterday afternoon in the hour before sunset. The ... Read more >

Tiger, Tiger

INDIA | Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | Views [136]

12 January - Happy 15th Birthday to my niece, Rachael! This evening I am sitting at the firepit after having listened to/watched a small ensemble of singers/drummers/puppeteers do a little cultural presentation. We went on 2 "safaris" at the Ranthanbhore ... Read more >

Jai Singh II did a lot of stuff

INDIA | Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | Views [260]

11 January -- Jaipur to Ranthambhore After a well-deserved lie in this morning and an excellent breakfast at our palace hotel, we said goodbye to the parakeets and went to the Amer Fort, which used to be the Capitol before Jai Singh built Jaipur. ... Read more >

Don't Stand in One Place Too Long

INDIA | Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | Views [207]

10 January -- Jaipur We took the 6:10 am train from Jodphur to Jaipur. It is now 8:30 pm and we have basically crashed. Hotel is lovely -- another heritage property full of antiques and a little shabby. There are peacocks and parrots out & about, ... Read more >

Photos: Udaipur- Ranakpur Temple - Jodhpur

INDIA | Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery

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The Halfway Mark

INDIA | Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | Views [208]

9 January -- Jodhpur Yesterday's main events: our adventure at the Udaipur main post office & visiting the Jain temple at Ranakpur on the drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur. Today's main events: touring the Mehrangarh Fort (1459! www.mehrangarh.... Read more >

Moon over Udaipur

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | Views [117]

Tonight is a full moon (in Cancer). It is a little before 9pm and it (the moon) is rising over the buildings of the old city across the lake. I am wearing the lovely warm shawl my mother brought me from her Mediterranean cruise several years ago so I ... Read more >

In which Ravi drives us to Udaipur

INDIA | Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | Views [137]

Alert: not posting photos because the wifi is too slow (everybody is on at once) Anna has been posting on Facebook and Instagram   6 January On the hwy from Ahmedabad to Udaipur. Our driver, Ravi, called Udaipur a "tourist city". We'll ... Read more >

3 Temples, Silk Road, & Rehman

INDIA | Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | Views [244]

5 January -- Ahmedabad Before I even start let me say that our friendly and easy-going guide, Noor Rehman Shaikh, has a graduate degree in history and post grad work in English. He is a practicing Muslim and extremely knowledgeable about the different ... Read more >

Wedding Day 2

INDIA | Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | Views [167]

Jan 2 8 am ceremony with turmeric This morning we are in our 2nd best finery for the rituals with turmeric, grains, fruit, oil, gifts (I know I left something out). The flat is packed with women of all ages in beautiful sarees and churidaar. The immediate ... Read more >

Photos: Navsari and Wedding Festivities

INDIA | Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Wedding Day and After

INDIA | Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | Views [210]

Jan 4-- on the Gujarat Express train which goes from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. We boarded in Navsari. Said our farewells this morning to Patel family and friends. We both feel like we have made wonderful connections with many people -- the majority of ... Read more >

WiFi at last!

INDIA | Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | Views [206]

As you can see, I didn't get this posted until Jan 4. Lack of reliable WiFi and I have already used more than my allotment of 3G data. But here it is unedited. Note: Gonna post this now while there is wifi-- even tho it isn't finished and now we have ... Read more >

Photos: Mumbai

INDIA | Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Welcome to Mumbai

INDIA | Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | Views [316] | Comments [2]

Monday, 29 December, 2014 On today's agenda: sleep this morning, then shopping in Mumbai.   I think I'm awake because the sun is shining. Or maybe because it just feels different here. And there is definitely a bird of some sort dwelling ... Read more >

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