Blending

Blending in?

After blending in with the tourists this morning on an elephant ride up to Amer fort, I will be joining the locals this evening for a festival… it happens to be a holiday this week, celebrating one of their many Gods. So I thought I would be extra festive and try to rewrap myself in my new saree. Obviously the …

Wonder of the world

A world of wonder

I can’t find the strength to leave this place–the real wonder is why this place isn’t packed. Even with all the people that showed up at 7am to see it at sunrise, there’s still a sense of peace about this little part of the world. Riding in by rickshaw, since it’s far from where cars are allowed, I finally smelled …

Visa country

Visa, don’t leave home without it

For my upcoming trip, I’m in need of two visas, one for India and one for China. The process of obtaining a Visa can be a tricky one, especially if you need more than one. Some things to keep in mind regarding Visas: 1.  They are time sensitive. Make sure you check how long they are valid for. There’s no …

Normal state

Back to normal, almost

Since I plan on going to India at the end of the year, I’ve been advised to get many different shots and prescriptions before my trip. Over a week ago I started the process with a tetanus and hepatitis A shot (thankfully I already finished the round of required Hep B shots years ago). The nurse asked which arm I wrote with, and …