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 …