Namaste India

The next morning we took a taxi to take us to North Goa, this part is supposed to be a lively area full of restaurants and bars. Our hotel was right in the main area and this time really walking distance to the beach. We went to see Calangute beach, one of the biggest and…

Chill In South Goa

We wait in the airport in Goa for our bags, you can tell immediately that people traveling here are wealthy, they look, dress and act the same as wealthy Mexicans. Our airport pickup was waiting for us to take us to our first hotel in South Goa that is south of the airport, around 20…

Deja Vu

Eitan messed up the itinerary a little bit and allotted one unnecessary extra day in Aurangabad, the city that served as our base to visit the Ajanta and Ellora caves. We decided to take a more relaxed day and not to too much sightseeing. The first stop of the day was the Bibi Ka Maqbar,…

Ajanta And Ellora

Today we had our second to last day of temple seeing in India (but who’s counting?..).  We hired the same driver who picked us up from the airport because he seemed like a decent guy. He drove us two hours to Ajanta, yet another UNESCO site. The Ajanta caves are about 30 rock cut Buddhist,…

America Day

We started our day by changing it a little by visiting another temple. This time it was a synagogue, who would have thought there are Jews in India! Here is some background of Indian jews: Prior to the arrival of Baghdadi Jews in India, the Jews residing in Mumbai had come as representatives of King Solomon and…

Slumcat Billionaire

Everybody have heard of Mumbai famous slums, more after watching the great movie “Slumdog Millionaire”. Before visiting them we had some idea of how they looked, but the reality was very different. Slum tours are very common in Mumbai, but also described as unethical. We were curious to see them, also we don’t care about…

The Gateway to India

The next day was a full sightseeing day. We are staying in a great area called Fort, just north of Colaba which is the southernmost part of Mumbai and it is the touristy district where all the attractions are located. Everything is walking distance around this area and it is full of restaurants, art shops,…

The Venice Of The East

We started our morning a little late after a rough battle with the snooze. Too late for breakfast so we made it an early lunch with some Indian food. We recently discovered how good they cook Okra here, or how locals call it “lady fingers”. It came by pure luck in one thali and since…

Octopussy

Today we decided it is time to ship more souvenirs but for a moment forgot and were quickly reminded that trying to ship something in India is NOT simple at all!!! First we asked the hotel for a box and of course multiple workers were involved in this process on finding us a box. We…

Gimme More Rupees!

Today we returned to our lake view restaurant for breakfast; Eitan ordered pancakes and we have realized that in India their concept of a pancake is a crepe. Sarah got oatmeal, our first time seeing oatmeal on a menu in 3 months!  Sarah unfortunately was feeling under the weather but she picked the perfect day…

29 And Counting

Editors note: Many people are asking us who is writing the blog, so I will explain the behind the scenes of who is responsible for this beautiful literature… Basically, we both tried to write it when we have time at trains, hotel nights, airports, etc.. We then give it to the other person to add a few…

8-Bit Bundi

Bundi is a small town east of Jodhpur. Most people stay here for weeks or months to relax. It does not have all the craziness of all the other cities in India and you can see that immediately. People are extremely friendly and they want to shake your hand while saying “welcome to Bundi”. There…