Tag Archives: Travel in India

Sleeping Around Rajasthan and Varanasi

Guesthouses are to India what hostels are to Europe: a budget traveler’s answer to affordable accommodation. There is, however, one notable difference between India and Europe: the price. On average, we spent less than 500 rupees a night for a double ensuite. That’s about $10 – hardly tough on the bank account. But, with this […]

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Who Needs Romance When You’ve Got a Giant Turban?

Our friendly rickshaw driver craned his neck, shouting so we could hear him above the rattling engine. “Udaipur is theĀ  most romantic city in all of India. In the whole world!” “Oh, really?” I said, gripping my backpack and wishing he would keep his eyes on the road. At the moment, his statement was unconvincing. […]

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Cultivating a Love-Hate Relationship With India

Oprah and I were in India at the same time. In fact, we just missed each other in Jaipur. I was walking to the train station, fending off rickshaw drivers and sweating under the weight of my backpack just as she was disembarking from her chartered plane and being escorted into the car that was […]

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Bark If You See a Tiger

Hands up if you’ve ever seen a tiger. I didn’t say in the wild – zoos count. OK, hands down. Now how about a barking deer? …… Bueller? …… Bueller? So in theory, it should be much more exciting to see a barking deer. That’s not exactly the case. I was lucky enough to see […]

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