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Happy Holi and a Bombay Getaway

Holi

One silver lining to being in India during the scorching spring and summer months is the opportunity to celebrate Holi in the country of it’s origin. I’m pretty sure the colorful festival is on every traveler’s bucket list, and as the day approached, I was so looking forward to checking this one off mine. Leading up to March 17th, billboards sprung up around town advertising day-long concerts and big expensive parties with DJs and colorful powder-and-foam covered dance floors. Asking around, I was told that these parties cater mostly to tourists and the backpacker crowd…not exactly the kind of place one brings their toddler…

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A Weekend in Mumbai

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Holi Celebrations

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Random Things

I know it’s been weeks since I’ve posted to this blog! I promise more updates are forthcoming (on Holi and our getaway to Mumbai), but in the mean time, here are some random things to fill in the gap.

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I like the idea of an "Ellie's Indian Travel Dictionary."  It will be a treasure for her as she grows up.  To … [...]


Hi,  Understand you're coming home soon.  We'll miss Ellie's 2nd birthday, but have sent a package to Oakley Park residence for … [...]


Further Afield

Last Saturday, Greg, Ellie and I hired a car to take us out of the city and into the mountains. We were interested in seeing the 14th century Sinhagad Fort that once protected the region from Mughal invasions. The fort is only about 30 km from the city center, but with road conditions and the mass of traffic, it still took about 2 hours to wind our way up the steep mountainside. Pune is only the eighth largest city in India, but with a population of 2.5 million people, it is still a vast sprawling metropolis that has swallowed up many small villages around the mountains.

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