Andrew Arredondo


Andrew Arredondo

Asia » India » Rajasthan » Ranthambhore National Park June 22nd 2009

For the last few days I haven't had any internet access, and therefore, I haven't been able to post anything new. I am going to have to keep this very brief as it is + 100 degrees in this room I am in. We are in an area of Rajistan know as Ranthambhore National Park. It is VERY remote and like everything in India, breathtaking. We are staying in a small inn, in which we are they only guests. The only real reason to come to Ranthambhore is the Park. Its the national reserve for Bengal Tigers here in India, and it houses some 35 of the estimated 40 left in the wild. We went on three seperate safaris to try and spot one. We get up exra early, while its still dark, and take a ... read more

Asia » India June 18th 2009

This morning we said our goodbyes to The Manor- the quaint hotel we had been staying at in Delhi. We packed the rental cars with our stuff, took a few Dramamines, and made the trek to Agra. The traffic was pretty terrible - there were kamikaze autorickshaws, bullcarts, stray cows blockading the road every few "Moghul markers" - large pillars that are apparently spaced every couple of miles or so marking the way between Delhi to Agra. Andrew getting inside an autorickshaw We stopped midway at a tourist restaurant, had some rice, naan, (bread), and grilled cheese sandwiches - some type of mystery cheese- and finally made it to Agra by early afternoon. After checking into the Moghul Sheraton, we went back into the hellish sun and took autorickshaws to see the only reason why we're ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 14th 2009

Today was our first day in New Delhi. We woke up early in Mumbai and hopped a two hour flight. The service over here is awesome, some how that managed to serve a full meal, and tea in less than two hours. We came to our hotal, the lovely Manor ( pictures to come ) and then headed out to see... tomb and The Red Fort. Man it was hot out, we had to walk about 300 yards to the stairs that led up to the Temple, and we were surrounded by thousands of people. img= read more

Middle East » Kuwait » Al Jahra June 12th 2009

After arriving in Atlanta, we, Julio Perry Monica, Eric, and I, met up with the rest of the group who had been stranded there after missing their flight the previous day. We began debating whether or not it would be best to try and get on the flight to Mumbai (Bombay) from there, or if we should fly into Kuwait and connect into Mumbai from there. We ended up flying to Kuwait, because it meant that all of us could get business class. Believe me, there would be no greater hell than the 14 hour flight wedged in the happy seat in the way back of the plane. I would have killed myself. It was a nice flight, and I slept and ate the whole time. We had a great view of Kuwait as we landed. ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City June 8th 2009

More About who I am traveling with to India. I have been traveling with these people since I was really little. Basically its my parents, and a few of our close friends. Together, we have been all over the world together, to places like Germany, France, Puerto Rico, Egypt, and too many more to list. Together, the original travel group is eight... * Julio Diaz * Perry Sloan * Tom Miller * Kim Miller * Charley Miller * Eric Arredondo * Monica Arredondo * Andrew Arredondo But this time, we are also bringing my cousin Denise Arredondo with us. She is going to do a two wee service retreat in Nepal after our trip, so she will simply go there instead of coming all the way back home. Julio Diez: Julio and my mom met years ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Salt Lake City June 8th 2009

So, to begin, I should say that I never have really been interested in blogging before. To be honest, I thought it was a little narcissistic, just writing about your life as if you actually had stuff to say. Now, I am kinda warming up to the whole idea, and I realize that there are actually really relevant blogs out there. Maybe my opinion has just changed over time, or maybe I have something relevant to say now. to Either way, I am starting this blog because, as most of you know, I am embarking on a two week trip to India this Thursday. I will be blogging out this little trek over the time I am there, and I hope you would all follow along (no pressure though) Today, the slc part of our travel ... read more

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