Travel Blogs from Gurgaon
... it all out again, the kick of spice with every meal you order, having to overdress to pay respect and the restless nights. We were lucky enough to have a room upgrade in Agra so we have a huge suit which is lovely. And tonight's meal consisted of a butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, vegetable rice and garlic naan. Perfect, although I can imagine we will be getting sick of Indian food soon. There's only so much curry that the English can eat. Lots of love Scott and ...
... thing today near India gate. To keep it brief, it would seem that a baby was abandoned and at that, an unwell baby. This was the explanation that I received from a passer by. The police cordoned off the small area under a tree and occasionally tried to disperse people, one woman was particularly aggressive, then about 5-6 men emerged with sticks to get people to stop looking. So it turns out travelling isn't all beaches, sunsets and haggling over rickshaws after all.
... can swindle us for that much. We tell him "no" and start to walk away. "350 rupees sir, Indian price", is his follow up but I'm still annoyed that he's asking so damn much. Being a grumpy old man who just got off a train after 19 hours, I tell him "look, our hotel is at Paharganj (backpacker area), and it's only a 10 minute walk. I'm not paying you 350 rupees for that". He replies, "Yes I know that area but you are not at the right station. This is Old Delhi station.. ...
... in front of the transfer area. One happens to be a longtime Buddhist from upstate NY who's been coming to India for decades. She's going to the Monlam in Bodhgaya too, so I have someone to chat with. And it turns out she's doing some interesting work with preserving Tibetan teachings and culture, so I can bounce my ideas off her. She has some suggestions how I can look into the Sakya lama who I've been asked to support to make sure he's up to snuff.
Mumbai used to be my home during post graduation days. But never ending projects and year-round exams took a toll, I managed to visit Juhu beach and stare at star houses in Bandra.Gateway of India could not be ignored. One luxury which I used to indulge in, was long drives with friends past midnight, which saved us from traffic blues.
To celebrate my first birthday post marriage, my old friend-turned-new-husband planned for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking