Day 9 – Orchha and the Overnight Train

We didn’t have to meet our group till 11 am, so we all figured it would be great to sleep in. 6:30 am hit and speakers came on with a man speaking Hindi. Followed by a female singing. It stopped for a while, then repeated. There would be no sleeping in. We later found out…

Day 8 – Orchha, The hidden city

The group met at 7am to head to the train station. We would get some food on the train, so we wouldn’t be having breakfast at the hotel like we had been every day so far.We got to the train station via our bus that had been with us since Delhi, and said our good…

Day 7 – The Taj Mahal

Pretty uneventful drive, except our CEO losing his footing on the bus (I think we swerved to avoid a cow).We got to Agra and immediately went to the Red Fort. It was something out of Indiana Jones, with stories like Game of Thrones. I would love to find some drawings or something online of what…

Day 6 – Getting Lost in Jaipur

We were supposed to be up at 5 to go for a hot air balloon ride, but it was cancelled due to the weather. Instead we were out by 8. We visited the Amber Fort, but on the way we stopped at the Palace of the Winds for a photo opportunity. That’s it in the…

Day 5 – First Day in Jaipur

We left Delhi at 8 am on the bus. As we left the hotel, we all noticed there was a metal detector built into the doorway. Outside there were women with children and babies begging for money. When we boarded the bus, they would bang on the side to get our attention. I knew I…

Day 4 – Delhi Explored

Morning [JB]  Neither of us slept well. We arrived to Hotel Perfect at midnight and went straight to bed. The room is big, but everything in the room aside from the TV seems pretty old. The windows aren’t well sealed so it felt cold and damp in the room overnight. Then there’s the sound. I…

Day 3 – Sunday Still Going

Day 3[DB] Due to the time difference we decided to start Day 3 as we got on our plane to Delhi, so following on from the last post we got to Gate 71 pretty fast, yes I was a little excited and was walking at a fast pace.  In the Toronto airport, gates 70 and…

Day 2 Saturday – Still Going!

[DB] I did not sleep that well last night, usually don’t in hotels. We even turned the heating off but it still stayed warm until the early hours. The last time I stayed at the Delta Calgary Airport was when Carol and Dave came over once. I seem to remember that Charlotte was not even…

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Day 1 – Friday Getting There

[DB] Today is a day earlier than the planned date to leave. There had been some flight changes made by Air Canada which left us with a one hour connection in Calgary for our flight to Toronto, too close. Tonight we are staying in the Delta at YYC, otherwise known as Calgary International Airport. We…