Internet Problems

Hi everyone! We are currently in Kathmandu, Nepal getting ready to leave for our trek to Everest Base Camp tomorrow morning. We have been having internet problems the last day or so and haven’t been able to upload any photos or posts. We are all good and looking forward to the trek but not sure …

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. …

Diving into Delhi

Starting our trip in Delhi was not our original plan. Talk about jumping into the deep end! As I mentioned in my last post, India was an add-on to the trip itinerary once we started expanding our plans. We knew it was going to be a culture shock but we decided to start the trip …

Departures

Sometimes you can be so fixated on finishing your ‘To Do’ list that when its completed, you don’t know what to do with yourself. This was how I felt after Steve and I passed through airport security at Pearson Airport on March 21. The final days leading to our departure were hectic. There was lots …