Holy Monkey Man

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India: Monkey Temple. There is a huge temple in Jaipur that is dedicated and devoted to monkeys, although it is not a Haunuman temple. These red faced critters are a little more aggressive than the black faced ones roaming the towns of Rajasthan, but there are monkey handlers and holy men, like this … More Holy Monkey Man

Magical Tree

Before we even step into the Monkey Temple I spy this tree. To me it seems to have some significance. I don’t know what it is. The brightly colored offerings under it seem important, but they could also just be laundry. At this point in the trip I had been there just long enough to read … More Magical Tree


It is impossible to travel more than 100 feet without encountering some sort of temple. This one was right off one of the main thoroughfares in the Pink City.

Spicey Start

Before 11 AM on any morning in Jaipur the only thing you will find open is the spice market and a smattering of stores that cater specifically to tourists. As we walked through the spice market we were greeted with the most enticing aromas of food being prepared, hot peppers in the open air and … More Spicey Start

Pink City

Most of our arrivals in India we at night after a significant day of travel. Jaipur was no different. In that way. In every other way it was like going to a completely new country. Our first morning was to be a ride into the Pink City to check out the spice market and other … More Pink City