Pizza Tour, Millenium Park, Devil Dawgs

Our last full day in Chicago… and I really do mean FULL! We skipped our breakfast once again and slept in a bit late, waking up just in time to walk downtown to the first stop on our Chicago Pizza Tour. Chicago is famous for its pizza, and this tour …

Anniversary Part 2: Alinea

Finally, we were ready for our fancy-pants dinner at the famous Alinea restaurant. According to Alinea’s website: Alinea has been named the Best Restaurant in the World by Elite Traveler magazine, three times been awarded the title of Best Restaurant in the United States by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants …

Anniversary Part 1: Art Institute of Chicago

Today marks our ten year wedding anniversary! I feel so old! We started our day with a fabulous breakfast at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe off of Michigan Avenue. The restaurant features fresh and locally-sourced ingredients and homemade breads. Rupak chose a Corned Beef and Hash Skillet with fried eggs and …

Hello Chicago!

Earlier this week, Rupak flew to Chicago for the ProMat Conference. Since our ten-year anniversary is on Thursday, we made plans for me to fly out and meet him. After planning our itinerary for a month, I was excited to finally arrive. I arrived around 3:00 or so and took …

Kolkata & the Taj Bengal

We left our hotel in the wee (and I do mean weeeee) hours of the morning today and made the trip to the Delhi airport. Once we arrived, we said our goodbyes to our driver who had put up with us all week. Two porters approached us and helped us …

Final Day in Delhi

Today is our last day in Delhi. I can’t believe how fast the time went by. We decided to take it easy today and spend some time at the City Select mall, which was conveniently attached to our hotel. We started out by eating some amazing food for lunch with …

Joyeeta & Parveen’s Wedding

Finally, the wedding day has arrived! We left the hotel in our regular, everyday clothes with plans to change into our saris and suits at the wedding venue. We got to the wedding venue around 6:00 pm, thinking we had an hour to get ready. Unfortunately, we read the invitation …

Mani/Pedi/Mehndi!

Today the wedding festivities began with all the ladies getting together for our henna (also called mehndi) “tattoos.” Henna is typically applied to the bride and her female family members prior to wedding ceremonies in India, and the designs are usually very intricate and symbolic. I was really excited to …

Taj Mahal

Another beautiful day in India. This morning we woke up super early since the drive to the Taj Mahal from Delhi is roughly four hours each way. We had our breakfast downstairs in the hotel. The food was excellent, with a good selection of Indian food, like aloo tikki (fried …

Qutb Minar & Lotus Temple

After staying up so late last night, and not being able to catch much shut-eye on the plane, we ended up sleeping in til around noon. I did some yoga (we are in India, after all) in front of the floor-to-ceiling window in our room, which offered an amazing view. …

Hello India!

The second leg of our journey began around 1pm Amsterdam time. I was able to get about an hour’s worth of sleep by blasting white noise through my headphones and using the tray table as a headrest. Needless to say, after nearly 24 hours of traveling, we were all super …

And we’re off!

Today we leave for India! We are so excited to finally be on our way after months of anticipation and planning. We dropped off the puppies yesterday for boarding at The Village Animal Hospital (along with their beds, blankets, toys, and two weeks’ worth of home-cooked food). We have never …