Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sister's visit to India

My sister Michelle flew into India for a whirlwind trip that took her from the Delhi airport to Ludhiana to meet me.  After a day and a half there, we headed to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and then to Jaipur where we shopped, ate, drank and shopped - a lot.  

The pictures are out of order because they posted numerically and are not all from the same camera (and, let's be honest, I do not have enough ambition to correct this problem so they post chronologically).
My exalted fridge

Stylish farmer

My very own office

that's some sweater

Overnight journey to Agra

We had to do it

I must admit that driving this thing was not easy, even without passengers

Can you see the load this ant is carrying?

Enjoying snacks and the view

I was bamboozled and sold cruddy, air-exposed chocolate


Um, did I really just buy these things??

Elephant camp outside Jaipur

Life is tough, drinking red wine atop an elephant. Our guide
consistently referred to the elephant as his "boss."

Life gets even harder every day, esp when you stay in a
renovated palace with a tub in  front of the huge t.v.

Makes the prospect of pork a bit less appealing.
This could be why most Indians do not eat pork.

The view from our amazing infinity pool.

Getting slightly snockered

Our host for the evening was a friend's friend's friend - a Jaipur jeweler.
The guy taking our picture did not have such great aim.

PAU's campus gudwara

Dinner in Ludhiana

PAU's museum about rural life in Punjab

Snack wallah 

Sleepy traveler arriving in Agra

Our lovely view from the rooftop of our hotel

Gate to Taj Mahal

She had to do it too

Agra Fort

Fancy dinner at the Oberoi

Fancy coffee at the Oberoi

City Palace, Jaipur

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Elephant Polo

Lovely dinner, post-elephant ride

Samode village, 45 km outside Jaipur

Tie-dying - each piece of tie-dyed cloth had hundreds of 
small knots it it to create the traditional effect

Making bangles 

Finished bangles

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