Camping in the Desert & Losing Rich

Camel Safari, Jaisalmer Desert, India – We woke up as the sun rose not like we were not already up but it was too cold to come out from under the blanket, so we just sat there talking to each other while the driver started the fire to make chai. A half-hour later chai was [...]

Rendezvous on the Camel Safari

Camel Safari, Jaisalmer Desert, India – I packed my bag pack and after buying the essentials for a desert camel safari: water, oranges, pot cookies and chocolate. I met the jeep driver and was off. I was in a jeep heading out through the desert to intercept and link up with the safari. Rich and [...]

Jaisalmer Music Man

Indian Express 26. February.93 — Headline: Lathis, gas, and water cannon foiled BJP rally. Article text: Scores were injured in pitched battles on the streets with security men firing rubber bullets, raining lathis, and repeatingly tear gasing people in different parts of the capital.” Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India – Rich got up at 6 o’clock this [...]

Jaisalmer: The Gem of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India – Our train arrived this morning where we grabbed a free jeep-cab for a ride to the gates of the fort; we were headed for a hotel actually inside the fort at the centre of town. We entered the fort and all of a sudden this feeling of being taken back through [...]

A Day in Jodhpur

Ranakpur to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India – We woke up and walked outside to admire the temple and take yet more photographs before embarking on our journey to Jodhpur. We checked out of our room and when Rich asked the clerk how much the room was, his response was “As you please.” Rich noticed (from the [...]

Ranakpur Temple, Rajasthan

Ranakpur, Rajasthan, India – Woke up early this a.m. in Udiapur and I grabbed a rickshaw over to the post office to get rid of my swords. On the way over to the post office I noticed most shops and businesses were closed and when I queried this fact, my driver told me that everyone [...]

A Day in Udaipur

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India – We were up relatively early and as we were walking though town we were befriended by a ten year old boy. Now when I say befriended we didn’t befriend him – he latched onto us and followed us around all morning offering to take us to his art school. The kid [...]

Journey to Udaipur & Those Curious White People

Palanpur to Udaipur, India – We woke up the next morning stiff from the cold. We weren’t prepared for a cold night so all we slept under were our sleeping sheets and when we woke up we could see our breath inside the compartment. It was definitely the coldest weather we’d experienced since leaving Europe. [...]

Indian Wealth: How to Cook on a Moving Traing

Bhuj, Gujurat, India – Up at a reasonable hour and immediately took my swords to the tailor to have him sew me a bag so I could cart the damn things around with me (they were way too big for my pack). Once that was finished I met Rich and Nicky and we headed over [...]

Festivals, Dancing on Floats & Temples

Bhuj, Gujurat, India – Up the next morning, when Nikki returned to our room to deliver the following news. Today was Shiva’s Birthday and all the locals would be drinking bhang lassis. We got up and left our hotel at 10:30 a.m. not really knowing what to expect on India’s national bhang lassi day. We [...]