Up until 2016 I didn’t know much about Diwali, and I’ve still a lot to learn. The first time I was really aware of it being Diwali was on my first trip to India back in 2016. The story starts … Continue reading Happy Diwali
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
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
One of the great things about visiting my friend Nitin is that he has lots of guests passing through from all over the world. Each of them has things they want to do and we often group up and share … Continue reading The Confluence of Global and Local
As many of you know, my partner, Sage, is a storyteller and teacher of storytelling here in Toronto. But she also has a podcast in which she shares other people’s stories as told by them. Some are by people she has met in Toronto either through storytelling performances or through her workshops and classes she’s offered over the years. Others, though are complete strangers who had a story they wanted to share. In just over three weeks, my son, Daegan, and I will be headed to Delhi to spend a week there, and another week in Jaipur. Do you live … Continue reading Hey Delhi and Jaipur! Tell Me Your Stories!
This guy! That’s right, my son’s first trip outside of North America will be happening this February! We’ll be going to Delhi and Jaipur for sure – maybe other place(s) as well. We’ll see where else he wants to go. I’m especially excited now. He’s an awesome traveling companion – we really know how to travel together well. We both like ending up in unexpected situations (obviously not dangerous ones), and have the sense of humour to deal with challenges, discomfort and adversity well. Plus he takes awesome photos so there’ll be those for us to look forward to. Continue reading Guess Who’s Coming to India With Me