Relaxing in Pushkar

Pushkar is a beautiful oasis in the deserts of Rajasthan.  Legend says that Brahma slew a demon with his weapon, the lotus flower, and where the petals fell to earth Pushkar lake appeared.  Nomads and travelers in the first millennium tell stories of Pushkar Lake’s healing properties and it is still a place of worship Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Driving from Rajasthan to Gujarat

The Rickshaw Run is the craziest adventure I’ve ever attempted; the first few days of the Rickshaw Run we discovered that one of our rickshaws, Morning Glory, had a well worn engine and was going to continue giving us trouble.  She had a fuel tube and ignition cable come loose multiple times and needed a Read More …

Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

A Weekend in Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India and a perfect place to regroup after an all too touristy stay in Agra for the Taj Mahal.   Jaipur became known as the Pink City in 1876 when Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city pink to welcome Queen Victoria & the Prince of Wales.  (Apparently Read More …