Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A Run through India

Posted on 8 May, written on 30 April.
A week ago from yesterday, my sister flew into Bangalore. After giving her a little more than 24 hours to get her India legs, we flew from to Goa and its calm beaches, nearly empty hotels and Kingfishers and onion pakora on the beach. We also spent a day at the Gothic churches of Old Goa and the well-kept houses and government buildings of Panaji.

After that it was on to Mumbai for a couple days of quick visiting. We got someone to try to sell us mangoes for three times the right price, we saw the amazing Prince of Wales Museum, and also the Taj Mahal hotel. It's clearly a vibrant, amazing city, and I hope we get the chance to visit it again. Not sure if we’ll stay at the same oddball, stuck-in-the-1940s hotel, but it did have its moments. Pix of the cool vintage furnishings will be coming soon.

On Sunday, Don headed back to Bangalore for work. The day after, my sister and I flew to Delhi to meet up with our friend Katherine for a tour of the Golden Pyramid, tourist talk for a trip to Delhi, Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur. At this time of year it's a bit less Golden and a bit more the Hot, Dusty, Morale-Lowering Pyramid, at least from noon to 4 or so.

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