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Journey through India in Photos

A Journey through India in Photos

India is a country of stark contrasts. This is a country of magnificent beauty, ancient temples, towering mountains, steamy jungles, and hot, dry deserts. It’s also a country that is overpopulated ...

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Overland Border Crossing

Crossing Overland into India

India…this is a country that we were both greatly anticipating but also a little nervous about. India is sensory overload. It’s in your face with its people, food, smells, sights, and sounds. On Oc...

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Aflac

What Traveling Through Asia Has Taught Us

We have now been traveling through Asia for over five months and still have several more to go. It has been quite the learning experience for our family…new foods, new cultures, lots of history to ...

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Kara Rivenbark

Surviving India…What We Really Thought

I had once heard that if you travel through India, you can travel anywhere.  When we planned a five week itinerary through India, we did not exactly know what we were getting ourselves into.  Dur...

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Khajuraho India

Photo Tour of the Temples of Khajuraho

Khajuraho, India is home to UNESCO World Heritage temples, some of the finest temple art in the world.  It is the erotic carvings that make these temples so famous, with some of the carvings featu...

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Varanasi India

Varanasi, India’s Holiest City

Varanasi, also known as Benares, is the spiritual capital of India.  This is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, dating back to the 11th century B.C.  Varanasi is a city of pi...

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Old Delhi black and white

Walking Through Chaotic Old Delhi, India

During our time in New Delhi, our visit to chaotic Old Delhi was a highlight. This is a crazy place, with the traffic, noise, congestion, and even the odd smells we encountered. A walk through chao...

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The Taj Mahal in Photos

After traveling almost four weeks through India we finally made it to the Taj Mahal, wonder of the world.  Here is our quick tour of the Taj Mahal in photos. Taj Mahal Photos On our first day in A...

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Going on Camel Safari In Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer, India, a small city located in the desert just 130 kilometers from India’s border with Pakistan, was our home for five days.  When planning this trip and learning that we could go on a ...

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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever as a 40th Birthday Present

Knowing that I would be turning 40 while in India, I had great plans for celebrating my birthday.  But India had other plans for me. The day before my birthday, on a six hour car ride from Udaipur...

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Visiting Udaipur

Udaipur, India in Photos

We spent three days in Udaipur, a city that is labeled as India’s most romantic city and one of its least hectic cities to visit. One of Udaipur’s claims to fame is that it was featured in the Jame...

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Mumbai Food Tour

Street Food Tour in Mumbai

As a grand finale in Mumbai, we took a street food tour, and it was by far our favorite thing we did while staying in this city.  Using Reality Tours again, who we used for the tour through Dharav...

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Mumbai India Gate

This is Mumbai, India

Mumbai, our second stop in India, is a city that exceeded my expectations. After our tour through Nepal, Bhutan, and northeast India, we were all ready for another big city. Mumbai, known as Bombay...

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Darjeeling Kids

Happy Diwali from Darjeeling, India

The four of us have finally arrived in India. This is a country that we have both been looking forward to and fearing, if that makes any sense. We know that India is filled with amazing sights and ...

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