India

The Wagah Border Ceremony

Until 1999, the Wagah-Attari border crossing was the only road entry point between India and Pakistan, a border that is over 3300 kilometres long. That is very roughly like having only one border crossing to the USA between Vancouver BC and Thunder Bay ON. Naturally then, this border has a special place in history for …

Punjab!

Our next stop in India was the Punjab region and the city of Amritsar. My dad’s family originally comes from Punjab and I was very curious to see what life was like there. Without getting into too much history or claiming to be an expert on this topic, I’ll give some context as to why …

Backtracking to Jaipur

We headed out of Udaipur on the day train. It was seven hours long so we decided to try the e-catering service I mentioned a few posts back. It connects you with local restaurants willing to deliver food to your seat while you are stopped in a station. Most of the options are Indian restaurants …

Relaxing in Udaipur

Udaipur is a city of two different worlds – chaotic streets and relaxing rooftops. Down in the street you will find motorbikes and tuks tuks playing the same old game of whoever honks first, goes first and shopkeepers enticing you into their clothing/spice/food stall to make a sale. Pedestrians weave in and out of the …

Entering Rajasthan

After Delhi, we needed a more tranquil spot to relax. I was in charge of the itinerary for the India part of the trip and I had picked Udaipur as our next stop. It is in a region called Rajasthan, which is very popular with tourists because of the number of impressive forts and monuments. …