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2012: The Best Year of Our Lives

A year in pictures, a lifetime of memories. 2012, best year ever. When we quit our jobs, never in my wildest dreams did I imagined we’d be spending the year the way we did – a year in travel. It’s been one helluva a year filled with more ups than down, both good times and… Read more…

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India: Travel Costs & Highlights

We spent 3 weeks in India. Find out how much we spent! India was our 5th stop on our round-the-world adventure back in March 2012 and a much needed break for our wallets after New Zealand and Australia. After much debate, we decided to omit Mumbai, Goa and Varanasi to spent exactly three weeks in… Read more…

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Camel Safari through the Thar Desert

Two days of desert, sand dunes, camels and sleeping underneath the stars. After our colorful Holi and wedding crashing ordeal in Jaisalmer, we were ready to take on two days in the Thar desert. Camel safari in the desert had always seem cool in movies so we thought we’d give it a go. Plus, I’ve… Read more…

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Udaipur or.. James Bond City!

“The Venice of the East..” and a great place to wind down. Udaipur is less abrasive than it’s neighboring big city Jodhpur. In fact, of all the cities we’ve visited in the Rajasthan region, Udaipur is a breath of fresh air – no heavy traffic minus a few tuk tuks here and there and.. no… Read more…

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We Crashed a Wedding in India!

We were sort of invited.. umm not really. But we went anyway. If you’ve been keeping up with our 30 before 30 bucket list, you know I’ve always wanted to take part in a traditional Indian wedding. What better way to do that than in India, right? Lucky for us, we were Couchsurfing in Jaisalmer… Read more…

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Psychedelic Pushkar

Where alcohol and meat are prohibited but apparently drugs are free game! A secluded Bohemian town in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, Pushkar is a place where time seems to have stood still since it’s psychedelic heyday. Where tie-dye t-shirts, bell bottom pants, dreadlocks and hookahs paint the vibrant shades of town. Where alcohol, meat… Read more…

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How To Bargain Like An Indian

This is your how to guide to negotiating your way through India. Negotiating in India, whether it be for tuk tuk rides or bananas on the street, is an interesting experience all on its own. OK, I’m not claiming I’m an expert or anything, I’m pretty sure I’ve been ripped off plenty in India. After… Read more…

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Sonu’s Masala Dosa in New Delhi

Potatoes and onions and spices, oh my. First meal in New Delhi! New Delhi, India I know it’s not a great picture. I was too eager to dig in with my bare right hand to really care. We were told one of the first thing we should try when we land in India is a… Read more…

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Traveling India by Train

This is your rough how-to guide for traveling through India by train. Traveling India by train can be intimidating. But after our first train ride out of New Delhi to Jaisalmer, it didn’t take us long to learn the ropes. To my surprise, traveling India by train is actually quite easy. We spent three weeks… Read more…

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