The Pink City of Jaipur

The cool morning air of the Rajasthan hills was refreshing as we ate our breakfast of fresh coriander omelettes and fragrant masala chai in an elegant dining room complete with fine china and white tablecloths. Such a contrast to the teeming streets outside our courtyard. The day exploring Jaipur was filled with so many different…

Road to Jaipur

After a stop at the mystical red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO world heritage site, we spent the day travelling to Jaipur. The sights out of the bus window entertained me on the 5 hour journey though it was exhausting to try to understand everything I was seeing. My brain was really working!…

The Wonders of Agra

My daughter and I are getting to know the other travellers on our National Geographic/ GAdventures tour group of 16 and appreciate their good spirits and interesting stories as we delve deeper into India. Even though we are confident seasoned travellers, it is definitely more comfortable for us to be with our group and fabulous…

Diversity of Delhi

The beeping horns that are the soundtrack of Delhi continually surprised us on our first day in India. It seems to be the best way for folks to communicate with each other as they try to maneuver their way through the packed streets. Delhi is an interesting mix of old and new with majestic government…

The Blog Resumes

After an eight month hiatus, I am back to the blog again. While my life continued to be compelling, I took a detour from chronicling the lives of my family - in particular my grandmother Jean Kaine to carry out 28 free workshops in jewellery making and other arts with groups of children, women and…