A Week+ in Photos…

 

No photos of the chaos that was Mumbai (thankfully Delhi is still a few more weeks away :)) But here is some of the beauty located not too far away….

Tamarind and palm trees and monkeys galore: Elephanta Island off the Mumbai Coast.

Kev reading up on the symbolism behind the cave carvings.IMG_0448

Shiva.IMG_0434

This was pretty funny though.IMG_0415

Kev, Oli and Eden (new friends) in temple.IMG_0422

On the way back to Mumbai, you will see the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (oddly (or maybe not so odd? This is India after all…), located only 21 hours away from the Taj….)IMG_0457

First legit Indian Meal: Paneer Masala, Rice and hella naan and chapati.IMG_0462

For a grand total of: 218 rupees ($3.58)IMG_0465

Sunset at Chowpatty.IMG_0470

After Mumbai, we took the train down to Goa. It was pretty awesome.

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A Sleeper 1st AC car (probably the only time in our life that happens) which pretty much meant for 13 hours, I got to sleep (ya’ll know how I like to sleep in mobiles!) wake, drink chai. Rinse and Repeat. Again, pretty awesome.IMG_0496

Like you would expect? Some of this for sure, but also a lot of beauty.IMG_0484

And then. We got to Goa.

Full disclosure: No one swims on the beach. Especially not women. So fully clothed, in the scorching hot sun (thankfully this day, under an umbrella) this is what we did. Therefore, we did not swim in the Arabian Sea.IMG_0560I also found a new favorite drink: Salty lime soda.  So that was pretty nifty.IMG_0549

Besides drinking beer and lime soda – we looked for rocks…ans shells…and crabs….IMG_0555

Goa has a huge Portuguese influence – behold the Virgin Mother all blinged out -Indian style.IMG_0518Mini Thali Dinner.

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Due to the heat, we really didn’t have a huge desire to eat – BUT! We found this AMAZING street food cart that had THIS! Dahi Aloo Puri, I believe. If ONLY you could taste the Ratatouille happenin’ with each bite…Yowza!IMG_0564

This morning, we packed up shop, and were on the move again to HAMPI! IMG_0568

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Today, no AC. cramped seating, Indian families and kids sharing apples and snacks with us, and broken conversations in English trying to alert us of breathtaking views ahead. Vendors and noise and vendors and noise, BUT! Cruising up and down the isles for 8 hours straight I’ve come to learn probably my favorite Indian phrase thus far: Garam Chai! Garam Chai! (hot tea! hot tea!) It was the perfect way to go.IMG_0581

And so you have it. Today, we landed (once again) in Hampi – Which I truly believe might be our own personal bit of heaven. Quiet, dirt roads, smiles and questions galore and awesome ancient ruins (from the 3rd century BC – WHHHHAT?!?)  to be explored tomorrow (did I mention the quiet?) Currently listening to the monsoonin’ rain smacking on tin panels outside  and embracing the rickety fan’s love, snuggled up under the mosquito net as I write to you. Life is good.  We’re doin’ this thing.

11 Replies to “A Week+ in Photos…”

  1. Wow guys, this looks AMAZING you guys both look great (beautiful/handsome) and happy and I’m very psyched to read the next update. xoxo

  2. Oh Lindz… I’m so so happy to read your journey and can’t wait to discover more with you. In a few months, maybe we’ll be in the photos WITH you <3 <3

  3. Makes me so happy to hear of your adventures and hear the Lindsayness narration of it all. Much love to both of you so happy for you and for all the parts of the world that are lucky enough to have you nearby! xoxoooo

  4. quiet. so nice. sending you lots of cool air and rest and well…miss you. just saw a baby opossum wander by in the back yard. less than a foot long not including tail. love you both.

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