The work engagement has mostly ended for this India trip. So now, we begin the fun by following suggests from some Secaucus friends that formerly lived in Delhi – get out of Delhi. The Indian state of Rajasthan is my destination with the city of Jaipur as my centre of operations. But, how to get… Read More

I have officially concluded that my mother can never visit India.  During her rides through the narrow streets of Hoboken or wide avenues of Manhattan, there is an audible gasp when traveling under the speed limit with ample clearance – both of which are still uncomfortable to her.  Mother’s reaction to three motorcycles weaving in… Read More

That new aeroplane smell of my 777-200 seat with its ability to recline with stretched toes helped me to sleep a little. With bumps from each little fluffy cloud, I tend to wake up, so this transatlantic+transcontinental+transsemicontinental flight makes me a bit zombieish. This gives me ample opportunity to gaze out the window at some… Read More

In a few hours, it is time for another aeroplane ride. From the wonders of EWR, I strap myself to the side of a turbo prop and take a 25 hour flight – leave at 21:00 Saturday and land in DEL at 22:00 Sunday. Thankfully, the return trip is only 4 hours, leaving at 00:00… Read More

Beer, the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems — Homer Simpson (paraphrased) Saturday was the first day of Oktoberfest, the Munich fall festival celebrating the heritage of the city.  Or so they say, since a festival completely dedicated to beer would be a thoroughly irresponsible predicament.  We arrived at the Theresienwiese in… Read More

The last two times I flew to Europe, the journey took 7-8 hours. However, this time I flew into Dublin, slightly closer to the US if you look at a non-flat map. Nothing against this airport or the flight (both nice), but this flight doesn’t give you enough time to take a nap to get… Read More