Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.
Charlie and I arrived in India to a bit of culture shock, but pretty quickly got into the swing of things in this colorful, assault-to-the-senses country. We arrived early to get settled into India a bit before starting the Rickshaw Run on April 3rd. In true polar opposite India form we experienced wealth and poverty all in the same week as we stayed at some lovely 5 star hotels as well as simple budget accommodations. Each has it’s advantages. The budget gets me much closer to the culture, but the luxury certainly provided a soft landing and a way to get through jet lag in style.
Thanks to our guide Janu, an old friend of Charlie’s in Jaipur, we were taken care of incredibly well. We went to textile manufacturers, temples, forts, elephant farms, and had amazing food. In addition Janu was our key to experiencing the colorful Hindu festival of Holi in Jaipur.
This week was full of adjustments. My body adjusted to the time change, heat, and bacteria and my mind had to adjust to driving rules (or lack thereof), the availability of clean water, food spiciness, and the role of women. It’s just another thing to love about travel – testing out your flexibility and ability to adjust to any situation. I had my share of it this last week and a half in India! And there’s much more to come no doubt!
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By Annie of TravelShus March 21, 2014 - 10:24 am
loving following along. Would love to see your shots from Holi as well!
By Sherry March 22, 2014 - 4:06 am
The Holi photos are coming next week Annie! Stay tuned!
By AkwaabaGolden March 22, 2014 - 3:24 pm
India interests me greatly and I’d love to visit there, but I’ve safety concerns. Can’t wait to read more about your experiences! 🙂
By budget jan March 22, 2014 - 7:26 pm
I love the glass bathroom. It creates a feeling of space and if you are sharing a room with someone then it doesn’t matter if they see you in the tub. 🙂
By Sherry March 23, 2014 - 1:29 am
Luckily there was a way to pull down the shades in the bathroom if necessary!
By Larry March 25, 2014 - 2:38 am
That guy on the ladder has some serious cajones!
By Sherry March 25, 2014 - 5:50 am
yup – made me dizzy just looking at him.
By Lori March 25, 2014 - 9:14 am
A wonderful selection of photos!
By Ryan B. March 25, 2014 - 1:46 pm
So amazing!!!! You ladies are an inspiration!! Stay adventurous!
By Corinne March 30, 2014 - 9:18 am
Great shots! Can’t wait to hear about your Rickshaw Adventures!
By Mary @ Green Global Travel March 30, 2014 - 6:24 pm
Beautiful pictures! They are all so different but they all encompass the feel of India. I’m sure the Holi festival was fun. That colored powder looks pretty cool. I bet it was nice to relax in Kerala. Thanks for sharing!
By Parvesh Jain September 23, 2017 - 1:44 pm
Nice article, you covered the little-2 details of Jaipur city and crafted a story from it. Great work. I too wrote an article about the top places to visit and things to do in Jaipur.
Hope you agree with the list and might add more to it.