9 day trip

Rajasthan : Of wild life and tips for your own adventure

A train for 2-3 hours from Jaipur and we were supposed to reach Sawai Madhopur well in time for dinner. However, considering all our trains were on time till now, chance had to catch up and this was significantly delayed- so we had to make do with oranges, biscuits, and some really bad chilly bajjis… Continue reading Rajasthan : Of wild life and tips for your own adventure

9 day trip

Jaisalmer and Jaipur- Of sandy sunsets and unsung saviors

After return to our stay,  we hopped on to the car ride we'd booked shared with a tourist from China, one from Australia, a senior couple from Calcutta. An hour later we dropped off only to ride camels to finally get to the Sand dunes.   Once there, we alternately walked around and sat awhile… Continue reading Jaisalmer and Jaipur- Of sandy sunsets and unsung saviors

9 day trip

Jaisalmer : Of getting lost in the desert and finding our way to food!

A very kind auto driver had been arranged by our Airbnb host to pick us up from the Railway station at an ungodly hour. Even as we dragged our luggage across the alleys of Jaisalmer in the dark, I knew it'd be my favourite of the places in Rajasthan and I was right. A quick… Continue reading Jaisalmer : Of getting lost in the desert and finding our way to food!

9 day trip

Istanbul- Of miniature paintings and monumental palaces

Wandering around the Grand Bazaar area,  we came across the 16th century Beyazit Camiisi (mosque). Like many structures in Istanbul, this too was built after the destruction of the earlier Fatih mosque due to an earthquake. On entering the mosque we had flashbacks of the Hagia Sophia and as it turned out, this was indeed… Continue reading Istanbul- Of miniature paintings and monumental palaces