International

Agra: Beautiful forts and Taj Mahal

On Saturday, we ventured to the land of Rahjastan (desert-hot) and specifically Agra. We set an ambitious itinerary of seeing 3 of Agra’s most famous sites: Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal. Agra is approximately 4 hours away from New Delhi and we woke at 5 am to meet our driver. 7 of…… Continue reading Agra: Beautiful forts and Taj Mahal

International

Going to the Market and India Gate

Saturday is usually a day of work for India, but we decided to take our weekend off to explore India. We waited out the heavy morning rains before heading off to Lajpat Nagar, a huge market with booth indoor and outdoor vendors that sell everything from toiletries to wedding saris. We ventured out on our…… Continue reading Going to the Market and India Gate

International

Getting to know the “other” India

As we learned in our India Orientation, India is a country often depicted as being split between the super rich and super poor. To me the divide has been pretty obvious as though nice cars speed on the highway one can not help but notice the struggling rickshaw pullers hauling insanely large loads on the…… Continue reading Getting to know the “other” India