India Mari

Well, I’m back from India. An wow, what blast it was.

In about 14 days, we covered Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Khuri, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, and Agra.

We saw many historical forts, sneaked in a few touristy spots, did some shopping, rode some camels, ate great northern Indian food, got accosted by touts, beggars and guys asking us if we wanted to “smoke something?”, slept in the desert under the stars, fell sick, walked among rats scurrying at our feet, and of course, we marveled at the glorious beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Well, I would say much more, but I’m kinda down with flu, cough and some major bodyaches. So I hope these pics will suffice for now. (Click on thumbnails for slightly larger image).
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Jom India!

India map

Yo, yo. Check it. We be going to the sub-continent, yo.

Right, enough of my lame hip-hop impersonations.

I’m gonna be flying off to India this coming Sunday, and will be there for 2 whole weeks, together with 3 other colleagues.

And we be backpacking, homie! Yo, check it!!

Ok, sorry, won’t happen again.

Anyway, travel plans are somewhat sketchy, but basically, we’re covering Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, or at least as much as our limited time-span allows.

The Taj Mahal is a must see, of course. The rest… will be decided. Accomodation plans are still in flux.

And I tend to be anal about things like travel preparedness and such, but you know what? I should learn to relax and take things as they come.

And this trip will hopefully help me to achieve that.

Or end in a bloodbath. Either way, it’ll be an adventure. 😉

In the meantime, I still have some last minute preparations to take care off, so I guess I’ll see y’all in March.

(Hopefully the General Elections won’t be held till after we come back; I wanna have indelible ink on my fingernail too!)