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…

I Think We Need To Buy More Water

Editors note: My laptop broke about a week ago (it was actually nice to be disconnected for a few days), that is why we haven’t been posting anything, but after adventuring into the deep world of Mumbai’s electronic district I was able to find the necessary parts to fix it! So we are back to…

Life In The Desert

Today we had a relaxing morning. Our hotel let us use the room until 3:00 pm when we had to go to the Safari (the perks of traveling in low season). We met up our fellow safari travelers at an office outside the fort with just a daypack with the camera gear, a flashlight and…

The Golden City

Jaisalmer, a beautiful town that stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert) and its hot as hell. This morning we hit snooze several times.  Being a smaller city with less to do…

900 Year Old Room

Today we decided life is too hard and we needed some traditional Ayurveda Indian massages (Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent).  We found the best rated one which included a driver picking us up at our hotel and taking us to the spa.  These massages are all about the…

Gateway To Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. Its palaces and forts are reminders of the many kingdoms that historically fought for the region. The first fort we visited was the Amber fort, this is the most important in the region and the most beautiful so far. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before…

Beyond The White Wonder

Most tourists come to Agra for the Taj Mahal, they stay 1 night or some come in the morning and leave in the afternoon. We stayed 2 nights not listening to everybody’s advice, and now we laugh at those people, the sights besides the Taj Mahal that Agra has to offer are absolutely amazing and…