from the backseat of an autorickshaw: haul!
' from the backseat of an autorickshaw ' series / ๐ŸŒŽ travel / india

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: haul!

We are indulging in one more last-minute mini shopping spree before our flight tomorrow night. It’s really awesome shopping in India because of the currency exchange rate. You get much of what you would get in the US, but for far less. Here is some of what I came home with: Advertisements Continue reading

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: thrissur pooram
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from the backseat of an autorickshaw: thrissur pooram

Today is Thrissur Pooram. Hubby is going. I am not. For starters, there will be close to one hundred thousand people crammed into the city streets for the festival. There will be pickpocketers aplenty, and the crowded streets areย not exactly the safest place for women. There are “box seats,” seats up on buildings and other … Continue reading

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: preview of the week of elephants
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from the backseat of an autorickshaw: preview of the week of elephants

It’s morning again, and as I’m giving Peanut her breakfast, I glance out the front door to see what appears to be a disembodied elephant head passing through the trees in the distance. I call for my husband to get his camera. As we stand on the veranda, wondering what is happening, we can hear … Continue reading

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: engagement and wedding
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from the backseat of an autorickshaw: engagement and wedding

I wake up to the sound of frantic cleaning and hurried conversation—it’s the wedding day! The engagement ceremony was earlier this week, and it went smoothly enough. There were hundreds in attendance, but at least the church ceremony was short and sweet. Afterwards, we went next door to the reception hall, where a buffet lunch … Continue reading

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: shopping for sarees and wedding gold
' from the backseat of an autorickshaw ' series / ๐ŸŒŽ travel / india

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: shopping for sarees and wedding gold

Jet lag may be difficult to deal with, but it has two awesome side effects: The kids are asleep immediately after they’re put down for a nap I wake up fully refreshed at 6 am! Today is no exception. We wake up just ahead of the sunrise, and begin getting the kids situated. Today we … Continue reading

from the backseat of an autorickshaw: jet lag and humid temps
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from the backseat of an autorickshaw: jet lag and humid temps

Claiming our baggage is taking forever. When our the kids’ stroller finally arrives, I silently praise God and proceed to buckle in my cranky kids. Everyone is staring (as strollers are as common here as snow), but I’m relieved that I won’t need to worry about the kids running off. At last, after leaving the … Continue reading

Intro to ‘From The Backseat Of An Autorickshaw’
' from the backseat of an autorickshaw ' series / ๐ŸŒŽ travel / india

Intro to ‘From The Backseat Of An Autorickshaw’

I’ve finally returned home after a three-week stay in India. It was full of the usual spice, sound, and color that I’ve come to expect from even the simplest trip. The following series,ย From The Backseat Of An Autorickshaw, will highlight memories and events from the trip, as per my journal entries written whenever I hadย a … Continue reading