In a day when many companies are placing increasing distance between them and their customers, one company that’s doing exactly the opposite stands out. That company is Delta Airlines. Delta hasn’t asked me to write this, paid me or given me anything at all for this post. It’s just that recent . . .
Writers, artists and other creatives seek unique ways of expressing themselves. There's only one Hunter S. Thompson, for example. Only one Shakespeare. Probably. Only one Georgia O'Keefe. If you like creatives who push the envelope, you'll love The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts of Santa Fe. . . .
You're probably wondering what the Pushkar Camel Fair is, right? I blogged about it in February, HERE, in anticipation of our visit. I'm going to let images and video give you the color and spectacles of our two amazing days there, with just a bit of explanation. You'll see what we'd consider to . . .
The best piece of advice I got before I left was from a woman at the gym who has been to India three times: "Bring a face mask and latex gloves, especially if you'll be traveling by rail." In fact, during our 19-day trip we had three flights within India, one train ride and lots of bus time. And . . .
Can't go anywhere in India without being swarmed by street vendors selling junk. They're aggressive, too, and they sell every tourist knick-knack you can think of: maps of India, post cards, bangles, crazy-looking toys, costume jewelry--and the standard price is 100 rupees, it seems. Our tour guide . . .
Pashan Garh Lodge features clusters of stone cottages huddled atop a small hill, offering spectacular views over the forest and a large nearby waterhole where resident antelope gather. ~from the A&K itinerary I’m sitting in our cottage in a wilderness lodge in the middle of Panna National . . .
We were walking around the ruins of yet another major palace, this one huge, in Agra, with a local guide, engaged to help our regular tour guide. (By the way, Agra is a complete dump, but it’s home to the Taj Mahal, go figure.) The group had fallen behind and it was just us and the local . . .
Remember how Maggie Smith came to India for orthopedic surgery in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? Maybe this was her surgeon. Speaking of marigolds, we're told they are sacred because they are saffron-colored, which is a sacred color. We've been garlanded with them, they're offered to the gods, . . .
When the turbaned bellman ushered us into our hotel room I glanced out the back door to our patio and saw…the Taj Mahal. “Seriously?!!!” I said, to no one in particular, yet again. This trip has been filled with wonders and the Taj Mahal is the most magnificent We set out just after dawn to see . . .
We're a self-service country, so it's interesting to see that in India, people engage others to do such daily tasks as laundry (see my post on the huge outdoor laundry in Mumbai) and...a shave. As we drive through the countryside, I've seen these scenes all over India. Yesterday, I saw four barber . . .