Capturing the magic: My first trip to India was a six-month odyssey that changed my life. Since then, I’ve been back three times. Here are my plans for my upcoming trip and my travel writing manifesto..
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The Taj Group hotels hold a special place in India’s cities. In some cases, they are linked with the city’s, and even the country’s, history. I don’t usually stay in the Taj Group hotels when I travel, but I often visit them for tea or lunch or just to have a few minutes of luxurious […]
Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of the popular Hindu elephant-headed god. This festival is celebrated all over India, but especially so in Mumbai where grand processions bear huge idols to the sea for immersion.
Video Friday: Video of autorickshaw ride from Bandra train station in Mumbai. Look for the near collission at 1:48!
First impressions of a buzzing metropolis I arrived in Mumbai (Bombay) badly. I bought a ticket in Goa for an overnight “luxury” bus from Madgao to Bandra, leaving at 8 pm. Instead, I was bussed from Madgao to Panjim, shifted to a dirty, run-down bus that left at 10 pm and told the bus would […]
Terror attacks in India When thinking you’re right makes you wrong As I write this, police, hotel staff and and various specialists are combing through the wreckage of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai looking for casualties, evidence, survivors and possibly terrorists in hiding. There have been so many shocking images coming out of […]
My heart is in India I am writing this from the comfort of my quiet home in Canada. My cat is curled up beside me, purring, the heat and electricity are running, I have food in the ‘fridge, I can hear the heavy steel-on-sreel rattle of the street car. The world outside my window seems […]