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A sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and our return to New Delhi

We were up at 5:30 AM Thursday morning to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. I love photos at dawn and dusk – it’s magic time for good lighting. However, at 5:30 AM, I was feeling maybe it was a … Continue reading

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Our road trip (and first day) in Agra

The next portion of our India 2019 trip was a four hour road trip and overnight stay in Agra. We planned to pack light for Agra (backpacks only), and would leave our suitcases with the Pride Plaza hotel bellman, as … Continue reading

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Our first full day of sightseeing in New Delhi

After a good night of sleep and breakfast at the hotel, we met our New Delhi tour guide Naveen for our first day of sightseeing in New Delhi. We had an air conditioned 10 seat van to drive us around … Continue reading

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Goodbye Bangalore! On the way to New Delhi and Agra

We were up bright and early morning 5 AM Monday morning to catch our flight to New Delhi. We packed up 95% of our stuff Sunday night after dinner with Reshmi and Lee, and tried to catch a few winks … Continue reading

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Our new “last day” in Bangalore

Sunday was our last day in Bangalore. It was originally going to include a morning of packing, but with the revised itinerary, we had a full day here. What to do? We had options — drive into the city, drive … Continue reading

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It seems monsoon season has thrown a wrench into our travel plans – the Kerala portion of our trip is officially canceled

On Friday morning, we were stunned to go downstairs for breakfast and watch news reports about massive flooding in the state of Kerala. It was so bad, the Cochin airport was closed. The roads around the state were likely to … Continue reading

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The big David – Philip – Martin – Bunyan Family Reunion

The big event of the weekend was a grand family reunion for members of the David, Martin, and Philip families. I’ve never attended a formal family reunion so this was an interesting experience. Not everyone made it from around the … Continue reading

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Lunch and dinner with the Phillips cousins

On Friday, we drove into a section of Bangalore to meet with a bunch of my wife’s cousins from her mother’s side for lunch at Hotel Imperial. It supposedly has amazing food, and is well know for their red chicken. … Continue reading

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India 2019 – Our 1st day in Bangalore, and dinner with the David clan

My wife’s uncle Dipu picked us up from the Bangalore International Airport after we exit Immigration and Customs after 3 AM. A hired driver drove us all to their flat in about 45 minutes, and we met up with my … Continue reading

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Passing the time at Frankfurt Airport until our flight to Bangalore

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