Tag Archives: India

Top 5 Weekend Getaways From Mumbai

May 15, 2018

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Living in one of India’s largest cities is life changing. Mumbai, a city of millions, where the past, present and future can be seen in one square block is exciting, chaotic and sometimes overwhelming. Being a resident here, you learn not only to survive but thrive in epic traffic jams and seasonal flooding all while […]

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What to Pack for India (& What to Buy There)

March 27, 2018

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If you are like me, you probably tend to over pack for destinations that you don’t know personally. I find this especially true when visiting a developing country.  On my first visit to India I took WAY more than I needed. I listened to people who had only visited the country for short times and who also probably […]

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7 Best Places to Visit In Delhi

March 16, 2018

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Delhi, the capital of India, is for most visitors their first view of what this fascinating country has to offer. Filled with breathtaking forts, mosques and monuments from the days of Mughal rulers alongside markers of a new, modern country that is taking hold. The contrasts between the congested, narrow roads in Old Delhi and […]

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Palace on Wheels Train: A Journey Through Rajasthan

March 14, 2018

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Most first-timers in India focus on exploring the well known Golden Triangle area of the country that encompasses Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is here that you can experience the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi, while also getting inspired by the world’s most famous monument to love at the Taj Mahal in Agra before […]

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How to Get a SIM Chip in India

March 8, 2018

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One of the most frustrating things while traveling is not knowing how to stay connected. Historically it has been very difficult to get a SIM chip in India, however I am happy to report things have been streamlined and it’s getting much easier. In addition, there are also other great options that previously didn’t exist […]

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Traveling by Luxury Trains in India

January 31, 2018

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If you follow me on social media you will have surely heard that I’m heading back to India to catch a ride on one of India’s most famous trains, the Palace on Wheels. Living in India for years I had heard many tales of the gloriousness of the Palace on Wheels train, but never had […]

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Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Kerala

August 8, 2016

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One of my favorite things about traveling in Asia are the amazing luxurious hotels at reasonable rates. During our years in India, the country in general was often behind the game when it came to boutique hotels, which meant most of the time we were trained to look for the international chain 5 star hotels if […]

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Rickshaw Run FAQs

June 9, 2016

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If you have found yourself here, chances are you are considering or have already signed up for the Rickshaw Run that happens several times a year in India. If you have an adventurous spirit and a little bit of the crazy gene, a desire to see India in a way most people don’t and are […]

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Tips to Survive the Rickshaw Run

June 2, 2016

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You’ve done it, you have taken the plunge and signed up for the Rickshaw Run. Congratulations! It will be the best adventure of your life, I promise.  But it won’t always be easy! The Rickshaw Run is adventure travel on steroids. It is intense, unconventional and most of all, occurs in a country known to be chaotic, infuriating […]

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7 ways to Celebrate Diwali with Kids

November 5, 2015

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One of our favorite festivals during our time in India was Diwali, known in Sanskrit as Deepavali. It gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that are lit outside of people’s homes. Basically, Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the beginning of a new year. It is […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi: In Photos

September 17, 2015

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One of my favorite Indian festivals is the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. This 11 day festival takes over the city of Mumbai, giving a festive feel to an already bustling city. For more information on the celebrations and tips on how you can experience it, read our post about it here. While the immersion celebrations are fascinating […]

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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

September 15, 2015

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Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrating the elephant-headed god Ganesh (also called Ganpati or Ganesha). Ganesh is one of India’s most well known gods. He is highly revered as the remover of obstacles, the god of new beginnings and the god of good fortune. Because of this, his image is found everywhere in India […]

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Places to Visit in Kerala with Kids

August 20, 2015

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India is one of those places that so many people dream of visiting. However, that dream often dies when children come on the scene. Everyone says “NO, you can’t go to India with kids!” Actually, you can.  I won’t lie, a trip to India will be challenging, but it will fill your heart and soul like no other […]

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Being a Woman in India | Thoughts on Safety

June 11, 2015

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I lived in India for close to a decade. I’m white, blonde haired and blue eyed. The first night I arrived to India, minutes from the airport, I was assaulted in a taxi. During the floods of 2005 in Maharashtra where 1000 people died, I was assaulted while walking home in waist high water.  The […]

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Travel Memories: Varanasi

April 25, 2015

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Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams. V is for…Varanasi (India) The holy city […]

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Niraamaya Retreats

April 16, 2015

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Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams. N is for…Niraamaya Retreats (Thekkady India) […]

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Insider’s Guide: Best Shopping in Mumbai

April 15, 2015

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The Insider’s Guide to Mumbai series is loaded with information to help you visit and explore this expansive and vibrant city like a local. After living as an expat for so many years, I found that to really get to know a city quickly you need to stay outside of the tourist zones and hang out and eat where the […]

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Travel Memories: Kashmir

April 13, 2015

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Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams. K is for…Kashmir (India) The state […]

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The Most Beautiful Hotel in Udaipur – Devi Garh Palace

April 4, 2015

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Devi Garh Palace (Udaipur, India) The difficult part of living abroad is that eventually you have to leave. When our time was almost up in India, I knew I had to fit in a few more places from my never ending (India) bucket list. One of these was the beautiful (and expensive!) RASS Devi Garh Palace […]

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Celebrating Holi with Kids at Home

February 5, 2015

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You have read about Holi, you have seen the photos, but you aren’t sure if you (or your child) are ready to deal with a public celebration? Have your own house party instead! Celebrating Holi with kids at home is a simple and fun afternoon activity. If you want to celebrate with the rest of India, Holi […]

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