Travel Blogs from Pune
... in Mumbai acclimating to the heat, my friend Jessamyn from grad school also arrived the same weekend, in India doing her own research, so she joined us for Museum visits and touring the city. Then we flew to Dehli and though our hotel had crusty sheets and no windows, the tour company we went with to see the Taj Mahal was excellent. However the visit to this great wonder was somewhat hazy for me since after eating a salad at a nice restaurant in ...
... fun with Rahul, the volunteer co-ordinator who kindly integrated us into his friendship group. With them we enjoyed getting to know another side of Pune as well as appreciating the everyday things you do when actually living in a place rather than travelling, like watching Bollywood films at his house with beers, playing mafia, and some fun nights out. He also played a vital role in Polly's fake-birthday (we never got to celebrate the real one with her); a day ...
... Resort (lake was dried up), we headed into the town to be greeted by madness which made Bombay look like the Lake District. The general traffic, pollution and crowds in the town was indescribable, so I don’t think I’ll try. In the middle of this, Katja’s flip flop gave way, so she was now a shoeless, 6 foot tall, blonde German wandering about in the Indian Countryside. Some genius improvisation on my part with a paper clip ensured we made it to a shoe seller and ...
... previously canceled flight rescheduled her a flight that had her landing in Newark ten minutes after her Mumbai flight…so she is stuck in Newark on Mother’s Day…alas getting to and being in India has not been easy…wondrous yes, but easy no.
It's become hot here. I mentioned in my last blog that butter melts at room temperature, yet the Mangoes are here and fresh juice squeezed literally by hand could be a daily ...
... the proper license. This was a real challenge as they would only rent to Indians due to registration and insurance restrictions. About 3 days went by with no luck when suddenly we bumped in to a fellow paleface in a garments store. He was carrying a motorcycle helmet (which are not mandatory here) and after a brief exchange he was glad to give me the number of his rental source. We made a call and soon ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service