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…

Bollywood Stars

Fact of the day: Even though Bollywood does not exist in a physical place. The name itself suggests that it’s based in Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) which is the first city were Indian cinema was introduced in. Bollywood is twice as big (in number of movie made per year) than Hollywood! We arranged to meet the…

The Blue City

We started our second day in Jodphur by visiting Jaswant Thada, this cenotaph was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and serves as the burial ground for the rulers of Marwar. This one is called the Taj Mahal of the Marwar, but I disagree…