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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 9th 2005

Here's some shots from the Navy Ball at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach. Hope they upload. Quite a way to begin a trip to India. We were all pretty toasted by the end of the evening...least I was...ouch! There were the sailors celebrating the birth of the Navy, great women, people of different ages, and Rick the bartender, possibly the wisest bartender I've ever met. He agrees with the poet Rumi that the soul has the shape of a bowl, that is, when looked at from above.... read more
at the navy ball
navy ball
toasted

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 9th 2005

Departing West Palm for Boca Raton. My sister (from the Navy Ball) will give me a ride to the Jet Blue Terminal at Ft Lauderdale International Airport...5 am. This will begin days and days of Jet Lag! "Why India?" It was purely intuitive. I was checking links on the site, craniocean.com and saw myss.com on it. i checked out the myss link and saw the news about a trip to India in 5 star hotels. It seemed a nice way to go...but before I knew it, intuition said to go. The feeling of intuition (even if a voice) is very different from the voice(s) of the brain of logic and reason. I put down a modest deposit but didn't have money for the rest of the trip. Then...a client gave me a five thousand dollar tip. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 8th 2005

Okay, bought a digital camera. A Kodak Easy Share 4.0 at Wallmart, but it goes great with iphoto for the Macintosh. The trick is to not install the Kodak software but to just do it and plug it in. Now, to figure out how to upload photos and so on. Thanks for your patience as I figure this out. The washing machiine will have to wait. ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 7th 2005

I have to tell you. I grew up shopping with six sisters. Shopping can confuse me. I bought three suitcases and returned one, but lost the receipt so it was complicated, and then bought two pairs of shoes I didn't need on my store credit, from the suitcases. I was going to buy a new washing machine but a friend suggested I buy a digital camera. I'm saving back the washing machine for the photos to upload here--as soon as I buy a camera and figure out how to do it. I'm trusting my washing machine won't go on the blink again. Day before yesterday, I found out that I had to have a Visa to go to India--nobody on the tour told me this, only that I needed a passport. My trip is not yet ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur October 5th 2005

not about India or Nepal, but I wanted to post it anyway: http://hrw.org/english/docs/2005/09/17/china11754.htm The incident occurred during a heightened security alert before September 1, when China celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region. “Given the poor treatment often meted out to Tibetans in detention, we are very concerned about Sonam’s physical condition.” also, a very vivid website: www.guchusum.org http://studentsforafreetibet.org/downloads/BombardierCartoon.pdf... read more

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Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 16th 2005

September 14: We took care of a few things in London and then flew to Delhi, leaving about 10pm. September 15: About noon or so we got to the Imperial Hotel. I've stayed here once before on business and think its one the nicest hotels anywhere. It was built in the early 30's in a bit of an art deco style with touches of Victorian and colonial architecture as well. We went to Connaught Circle, but the park in the center has been totally torn up as they build a new metro station there. It started to rain and the scene got really chaotic, so we just walked around and had a look around. After a little swim we went to a restaurant-bar called DV8 where the music went from Venga Boys style dance music to ... read more
Jaipur Cow
Royal Observatory, Jaipur
Monkey business

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 15th 2005

First, let me thank Scottie B for recommending I visit Jodhpur. I was going to bypass this town and head straight to Jaislamer but I'm happy I did not. Second, after a rough beginning, I have come to love this foreign land called India. It is truly a magical place with gracious people, rich history, delicious foods and an unexplainable force that invades your body and lifts your spirit. Sure, as with any relationship, their are hardships but that only makes for a memorable experience and stronger bonds. Now, to my latest travel happenings.... Once again I was able to sit on top of the bus as it made its way from Pushkar to Jodhpur. There is nothing like having the warm India wind caress your face as the landscape of Rajasthan speeds by (they do ... read more
Roadside
Young Girl
Tea Time

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 8th 2005

I am sitting at an internet cafe...the fan is keeping me a little cool but the swet i still streaming down my bak. it is very hot today...at least 40. this i our last day here before heading on a train to varanassi. we will visit the ganges over the next few days and am mentally preparing myself. this town is great. we went to visit a school this morning and a paper making place where some NGO founding to provide work for woman. the people in this town are very friendly and even more friendly as business does not pick up for another few weeks. last night we had a cooking class in this lady's home and saw how chiptti and masala chai is made...we ate on the rooftop and this big ass grasshopper went ... read more

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur September 6th 2005

Our flight into Delhi arrived early morning and our first 'surprise' - the cattle lounging in the bazaar near Pahar Ganj. Even though I knew I would see them it still seemed strange. The first month of our trip to India we spent travelling across Northern India. We had a couple of easy days acclimatising in Delhi, checking out the Fort, Qutab Minar and Connaught Place. We then took a short train journey to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. While we were there Warren was hit my 'Delhi belly' and was confined to barracks. This was tough as the electricity would regularly go off and Agra without a fan is not a pleasant proposition. Next it was Varanassi which was very wet with the Ganges too high to enjoy a boat-trip. We stayed in a ... read more
Taj Mahal,  Agra 4
Taj Mahal,  Agra 6
Gompa, Sikkim

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur August 30th 2005

So if you're planning on going to India here is my checklist of what i'm going to need before I leave. 1. 2 Passport photos (for visa) 2. Tourist Visa 3. Travel Insurance 4. Vaccinations 5. India rail pass 6. digital camera gizmos 7. At least one set of india appropriate travelling clothes (the last thing I want to do is stick out like a sour thumb at the airport) 8. combination lock (for room doors, apparently the ones we have are better then the ones you can buy there) 9. Backpackers backpack with locks and cable to connect it to your seat in over night train rides 10. "Culture Shock India" an amazing book that gives you enough background on India that you wouldn't feel like an fool (hopefully) 11. light cotton socks 12. Yoga ... read more




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