Pilgrimage to the Temple of the Monkey God

70% of the people in India are Hindu. It is a very religious country but in a way that is unfamiliar with Christians. I can see the religion and the impact to culture but I cannot yet understand it. On are way from Jaipur to Agra India today, we passed a very long procession of…

Nana Sue loving the culture

Nana Sue has been having a great time on this trip. We had a special Indian dancer at one of our dinners and Nana Sue danced with her. She decided to get a Henna tattoo. She learned another Indian dance last night called the Balleywood dance. Nana Sue can’t wait to come home to teach…

Taj Mahal – Wonder of the World

We visited the Taj Mahal today. It was breathtaking. The marble, the craftsmanship, and the size was truly something to see. But more interesting was the story behind the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen Mumtaj Mahal. This monumental construction, which took 22…

India School

Gate1 our tour company on this trip to India sponsors a private school in India in a small village just outside of Agra India. Many of the people that we were traveling with brought school supplies for the children. We got to meet the children and talk with them. Nana Sue and Papa brought with…

Is an Elephant ride better than a bad Bus Ride ?

We we have had some challenging bus rides and then tried rickshaws. Not happy with either we deiced to try an elephant ride. We are in Jaipur India visiting a 16th century Amber Fort. This fort is very intracite and very very large. There is a long climb up to the top so we decided…

Better than a Tour Bus – a Rickshaw

We got tired of riding around Delhi, India in a tour bus so decided to try an alternative. At first we weren’t sure, it looked a little dangerous but we were told that these drivers and were professional and have grown up with this profession. This is what we wanted But here is what we…