Eastern Canada Trip Photo Highlights

This journey of new started with the new Billy Bishop airport tunnel. If checkin wasn’t fast enough already, this sure made the difference! While we liked the view of the hugely high escalators pictured below, recommend you take the elevator up especially if you tend not to like heights and have a few suitcases to…

Canada’s East Coast (Road) Trip

Hi. This wasn’t meant to be a travel blog, and yet it’s turning out that way. Hubby and I are making our way to Canada’s East Coast for our wedding anniversary. So many of our colleagues and friends have this on their bucket list and wanted to learn more about our trip that we thought…

In Her Footsteps

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she…

Tastes, Sights and Sounds of India

One of my experiences in Costa Rica taught me that fear is relative and I can quickly adapt to my environment. When I first arrived, everything about Delhi was overwhelming. The traffic, pollution, the people, (in)ability to trust anyone with simple things I take for granted at home, remembering to brush my teeth with bottled…

Living out of suitcases

We’ve been living out of suitcases now for 21 days…even though I’ve never been to Khajuraho, just couldn’t bring myself to go out when we were there. Instead we took the time to relax in the hotel, with 24hr internet (Rs. 800) and watched Indian soap operas on TV. This little luxury of having an…

Magnificent Mahals

Happy new year! We had an early start today, the first day of January 2015, day six of our group trip.  We made our way from Jaipur to Agra. Our first stop was at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO world heritage site which was once a thriving Mughal capital. After arriving in Agra we checked in to…

The Real Incredible India

I’m a bit of an anomaly here – surprise surprise! I’m with a tour group of “white people” and I neither fit the typical tourist profile nor do fit the locals. Because I speak the language and because of my looks, as Jer summed it up, I am a bridge between the two cultures. And…

Local Shopping at Karol Bagh

We’re back to India after a glorious time in Bhutan. Jer and I are simply in love with the country and its people. The Taj went out of their way to create a memorable stay for us. More on that later… Delhi can’t be more different than Bhutan. Loud, congested, covered literally 24/7 in a thick…

Land of the Thundering Dragon – part 1

  Respect, trust, act with pure heart – those are my three impressions of our short time in Bhutan. I absolutely love Bhutan – Being here is already one of those once in a lifetime experiences that Jeremy and I love to find and enjoy together. We are in Paro at Hotel Zhiwaling for the…

Forget Druxy’s – Jeremy’s Delhi dish

           Hello out there in Saymaland, My name is Jeremy and I am Sayma’s bigger half. I’ve been teasing her that I am going to login and post a blog. In a moment of weakness (she’s still jet lagged) I persuaded her to allow me to guest blog. This is my first…

Megatrip’s First Impressions

I’m totally jet lagged, starting to get a mild headache. Jer (hubby dearest) is happily snoring. Side track: Why can’t women sleep more or as soon as we hit the bed – so not fair! Time to revive the blog. Admittedly I packed for the worst and expect(ed) the worst for this trip. Spent pretty…

Knowing What I Know Now

I’ve been meaning to write one final note on my Costa Rica experience for a while… the summary of all summaries. It’s been sitting in my mind. I guess I don’t like the feeling of not finishing what I started. My colleague Charles finally motivated me to do this today. “Knowing what you know now,”…