For this week’s Black and White photo challenge, Cee’s challenged us to share photos that end with the sound “-ock”. When Daegan and I went to India, the two of us spent a week in Jaipur, one of my favourite places in the world. As it was his first trip there, I took him to the Amer Fort. As we approached the entrance, a massive flock of birds lifted off above our heads. In yesterday’s entry I talked about how relatively young many of the “old” landmarks in North America are young by Indian standards. So the Amer Fort, built … Continue reading Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Amer Fort – Flock
Daegan and I have been in a tiny village on a Konkan coast now for three days and have had the most relaxing time we’ve had in recent memory. Even in a couple of days we’ve developed a routine. We … Continue reading Konkan Exploration
It’s 3:15 AM and I am drinking instant coffee in the apartment Daegan and I are sharing for two nights in Mumbai. I wake Daegan up with a cup of his own. We have to pack and get ready for another big day that starts with a train ride leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, over an hour away, at 5:00 AM. We’re both exhausted because we had just had another amazing day that started at about the same time just one day before. Like zombies we drink our coffee until it is time to head out. Today we are everybody’s wake-up … Continue reading Moments: Mumbai Morning
People who know me know I love to cook – and in great part that is because I love to eat. This latest trip to India was a treat in this sense. Along with lots of Indian food that I’ve … Continue reading 2018 India Trip – The Food!
The autorickshaw turns off the busy road and in to a residential neighbourhood stopping just at the bottom of a big hill. We’ve made it. The path to one of the more famous temples in Jaipur is ahead – Galtaji, … Continue reading Galtaji Temple – Jaipur
We leave our driver’s village, and head further west. The population is thinning even further. There’s hardly any traffic now other than a few animals and people carrying large stainless steel pots of water on their heads. Occasionally a small … Continue reading Sambhar Lake
Things can happen any time of the day or night in India. It’s not unusual, for example, to need to wake up at 2:00 AM to catch a 3:30 AM train. Not every stop can have an arrival time during … Continue reading A Day in Mumbai