Why did the gringos cross the border? To relax of course! Not that we couldn’t relax at home, but, just sayin’, a month of ocean views, cervezas, and all of the great Mexican food you could wish for is quite alluring. We set out on this month long journey on July 19th. Four large people,… Read More Why Did The Gringos Cross The Border? The Beginning
Tree fence Alas, all good things must come to an end. On Thursday, we left the beautiful beach house to make our way to San Jose. It is a four hour drive from the pennisula to the capital. A drive full of adventure, windy roads, cliffs, across river beds, and through bustling tourist areas… Read More Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
Pura Vida Baby! You may have heard this expression associated with Costa Rica. My understanding is that it is related to the laid back life style and que sera sera (whatever will be will be) mentality of those that live there. I have not been to Costa Rica, but that is where I’m heading tomorrow. Yeah! I hope… Read More Pura Vida!
I have been home from my trip to India about one week now. While the memories are still vivid, I want to pass on a few final observations about the exotic and ancient lady to the East. I had plenty of time on the trip back to think about my experience. Twenty-eight hours of travel… Read More The Om Files – The Rear View Mirror
The trip to Delhi was really a springboard for Arvinder and me to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. That was one thing I really wanted to do (not knowing the other incredible sites there were to see.) Everyone says it is hard to describe the experience you have when you first see… Read More Does a Girl Have to Die Around Here to Get a Gift?!
People in India and the Middle East use something called Sirma. It is also called Kajal or Kohl. This is a type of eye mascara that they use on women, children, and sometimes men. Our driver in Hyderabad, Aziz, brought some to work one day to show me. It is stored in a silver bottle,… Read More Sirma (Ramblings from the Road)
Tim and I have had this discussion about tatoos before, and, honestly, I can see the point. Tatoos seem cool, but it is way too much of a commitment. I never thought I had commitment issues, but, hey, your tastes change over the years, and what I like now won’t seem so interesting when I’m 70. India… Read More Tatoo Me (Ramblings From the Road)