Posts Tagged "India"


Updated on: 12/22/18Before traveling to India, paneer butter masala was one of those enigmatic dishes that I always thought I could never replicate at home. The spices and flavors just seemed too rich and complex to get exactly right. In fact, most Indian food feels that way to me- I love to eat it in restaurants, but every time I try to make it at home something is just not the same. So, when we finally made it to India, I knew we...

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Updated on: 05/30/18When exploring the backwaters of Kerala, India, renting a house boat is often the preferred activity.  These large floating boats can include every amenity you'd expect from home, and unfortunately come with the price tag to match. We knew going into our backwater tour of Alleppey that the house boats would be far outside our budget.  Instead, we looked towards the more intimate tours on smaller boats that get into...

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Updated on: 11/28/18The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate outside of Munnar, India is the highest organic tea plantation in the world.  With plants growing at elevations of over 8,000 feet, it should be no surprise when we say it is not the easiest of places to visit. After a rather lackluster government run tour in Munnar the day before, we decided to hire a private Jeep to take us to this incredibly remote facility as the views were supposed...

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Updated on: 01/7/19One of my favorite things about visiting the forts, palaces, and temples in India is discovering the geometric patterns that are found in every corner.   No matter where you go, these patterns appear and are a beautiful reminder of an age long since past. The best part about these geometric patterns?  They all seem to be different!   It has been an exciting journey discovering these gems,...

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Updated on: 12/20/18In the past few months I've been giving Angie the reigns in planning our destinations as I figured she'd have stronger feelings on the types of places we visited in Nepal and India. After getting screwed on train tickets in Northern India, and overall really wanting an Indian beach for the holidays ever since we did the Everest Base Camp trek, we agreed that it was for the best to skip out on the rest of Rajasthan...

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