Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Katey arrived safely in New Delhi! Her flights were uneventful, and she’s settling into her new time zone, with the help of a LOT of coffee. As today is a holiday, she is catching up with some friends, and finalizing details for later in the trip, so not the...
Claudia’s final thoughts on Incredible India

Claudia’s final thoughts on Incredible India

Francesca and Claudia are getting ready to head back home. It’s been a wonderful adventure. Claudia enjoyed her first time in India. It was a lot like she expected it to be after watching Amazing Race and doing some reading. She found the people to be really...
A quick visit to Lucknow

A quick visit to Lucknow

Francesca and Claudia took a quick flight to Lucknow to visit with Shahana, Sankara’s favorite chikan embroiderer, to see what she has been working on. While in Lucknow, they visited the Bara Imambara, Lucknow’s most well known monument. They had fun going...
Visiting the Taj Mahal

Visiting the Taj Mahal

Francesca and Claudia were up early again to get a 6 am train to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Claudia has been waiting to see the Taj since she had a poster hanging on her bedroom wall when she was 12 years old. Getting her first glimpse of it was even better than she...
Sadhna and the City Palace Museum

Sadhna and the City Palace Museum

Today was a mixture of shopping and sightseeing for Francesca and Claudia. They spent the morning doing some work. They visited Sadhna, a local women’s cooperative, where Francesca found a few things she had to bring back to Sankara. Then they went to another...
Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Another beautiful day in Udaipur and another adventure! Today Claudia and Francesca went out into the country side to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort has the longest perimeter wall in the world after the Great Wall of China at 36 kilometers. Getting there was kind of...

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