A New Life
After 6 and a half years of living in India, I have come home. Even though it took me forever to complete my homepage, I figured such a huge new chapter in my life was deserving of a new homepage. My original homepage (with my story "so far") can be found below in my albums. The story of how I landed in India, met my husband, and moved to India is here.
I have come to the realization that I will never finish writing all the tips or uploading all the photos I can. There are the ones I should go back and update as well.
I enjoy reading the different writing styles of our members but I write the way I like to read. I don't like tips bogged down with history and other such things I can get from a travel guide. I like my history "live" - to live it on a visit or to have an enthusiastic guide show me with pride a fort or other historical site.
What I do enjoy reading are the personal aspects - what someone felt when they were standing in some many thousand years old site, what they ate(!), where the best photo of the sunset might be taken from, what made them say "wow".
My best tips are written about places I loved (including Istanbul, Amritsar, Aurangabad, and yes, Hollywood).
How I travel
I'll admit it - I like to travel nicely. Long gone are the backpacking days eating yogurt and hitchhiking through Europe. Been there, done that. I like a nice, clean hotel room with a bathtub and a wonderful bed! I very much enjoy eating street foods and at local joints. You'll never find me spending a couple of hours eating a meal at a fancy restaurant. If I need a car rental, I can do with a small car instead of a luxury model. I'll fly economy rather than business/first class. I'll pay for convenience though - fly rather than take an overnight bus or train. I do love the trains in Europe but there are places where I won't take the train. So there is some give and take but a nice hotel is usually high on my list of priorities.