Old Town & Gujarati Cuisine: Ahmedabad, India

Gujarat, India?! Uh...what about it? That was my first reaction when my cousin suggested I meet her in her temporary hometown of Ahmedabad (Gujarat's ex-capital) on my once in three year visit to India. I could be trekking in Ladakh or hanging out  in some random village in the south. What the heck would we … Continue reading Old Town & Gujarati Cuisine: Ahmedabad, India


Village Travels – Gujarat (India)

Bhuj is a small town, approximately 6 hours from Ahmedabad. So what's there in Bhuj?! Certainly no Taj Mahal, I can assure you. But Bhuj is a gateway to the desert, a large part of which is a seasonal salt marsh. It's also the gateway to a smattering of tiny villages that are home to … Continue reading Village Travels – Gujarat (India)

New Year’s Eve in Montezuma

Sloths..sublime beaches...friendly people...surfing...coffee....volcano...ziplining...ah I fondly speak of Costa Rica with its lush rainforests and its warm beaches - it has something for everyone! Although if you really want to see wildlife, please take the time and head to the Osa Peninsula. Here's a common route people take: San Jose to Arenal to Monteverde to Manuel … Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Montezuma

Walking the Salt Flats: Gujarat, India

Today was the day I was finally going to sleep in a mud tent and visit a salt desert. Wow. I was excited! But we first had to figure out how to get to this salt desert my cousin kept referring to.  I hadn't known India had a salt desert. Our overnight train from Ahmedabad … Continue reading Walking the Salt Flats: Gujarat, India