Frankfurt, Germany | August 21, 2005
Nürnberg, Germany | August 22, 2005
Füssen, Germany | August 25, 2005
Graz, Austria | August 26, 2005
Pliskovica, Slovenija | August 28, 2005
Maribor, Slovenija | August 29, 2005
Ljubljana, Slovenija | August 30, 2005
Zagreb, Croatia | August 31, 2005
Split, Croatia | September 4, 2005
Korčula, Croatia | September 7, 2005
Dubrovnik, Croatia | September 8, 2005
Sofia, Bulgaria | September 10, 2005
Plovdiv, Bulgaria | September 12, 2005
Istanbul, Turkey | September 14, 2005
Selçuk, Turkey | September 20, 2005
Samos, Greece | September 25, 2005
Naxos, Greece | September 27, 2005
Santorini, Greece | September 29, 2005
Crete, Greece | October 3, 2005
Rome, Italy | October 7, 2005
Ales, France | October 10, 2005
Chamonix, France | October 18, 2005
Paris, France | October 21, 2005
Delhi, India | October 27, 2005
Mcleod Ganj, India | October 30, 2005
Rishikesh, India | November 7, 2005
Varanasi, India | November 12, 2005
Agra, India | November 15, 2005
Bharatpur, India | November 17, 2005
Delhi (Paharaganj), India | November 18, 2005
Bangkok, Thailand | November, 20 2005
Chiang Mai, Thailand | November 22, 2005
Pai, Thailand | November 25, 2005
Amed, Bali | November 30, 2005
Canberra, Australia | December 6, 2005
Holidays Point, Australia | December 14, 2005
Port Maquarie, Australia | December 15, 2005
Noosa Heads, Australia | December 18, 2005
Coolangatta, Australia | December 28, 2005
Sydney Airport, Australia | December 30, 2005
Nadi, Fiji | December 31, 2005
Boulder, CO | January 4, 2006

Delhi (Paharaganj), India

November 18, 2005

We are back where we first started in India. Luke and I both commented how easy it is this time and perhaps how wrong we were about Delhi the first time around. We came into Delhi at a different train station this time, one on the south side of town. This part of Delhi is very different with city parks and lots of leafy trees, a McDonald's, the embassies and government buildings and more than a few Mercedes. So much different than the side of town we first came into! But more than that, we feel so differently. Luke and I said to each other that we are changing so quickly on this trip and coming back to the place we started is the first chance that we've had to really see ourselves. This trip has been transformative in ways that we can't even see yet.

We are only here until November 20 and then we leave on a 9:30 am flight to Bangkok. Our time in India is almost up and the end is greeted by mixed emotions by both of us, though mostly for me as Luke is ready to get to Australia. India is the hardest and most rewarding of all the places we have been so far and I am going to really miss the people here.

We have made some life-long friends during our time here. People who have come into our hearts and who will stay there. The Indian people, outside of those poaching on the tourists, are the best people in the world! They are funny and laugh loudly at themselves. They are never shy about their good or bad English and they will chat with us as long as we stand still. We have been asked to be part of many family photos. The fathers ask us to come and be part of the photos they are taking of own their families! Women push their babies into my arms and then poses for a photo with me. The kids love to practice their "hello" and "good-bye" with us and the boys love to shake Luke's hand and say "hello sir." The families here are great and seem very in love with one another. Any time something funny/strange/wonderful happens, and when you look up to share the moment with those around you, there are always many happy, Indian faces waiting to share the moment too and to laugh along with you. Being a midwest girl, I love to share a good laugh with a complete stranger and so I am going to deeply miss these people.

Thanks to all those who are posting messages for us and for the rest to read. We love to see them when we open the page! We have a bunch more photos to put up and we'll do as many as well can before we leave.

It is 3 months today since we flew out of Denver. It seems like a million years ago though. We have such a wierd time warp thing going on right now. We got some news from our friend Stu that it's snowing at home! Luke is psyched to hear about that and is dreaming about A-Basin night and day.



From: mum

Love these lastest photos....great job. Good laugh from the elephant.


From: pops

Hi guys: You must be landing in Bangkok about now.... will be interested to hear how your impressions of Thailand are after almost a month in India...possibly different than if you had done Bangkok first. Probably you will wish that you could do Vietnam and Cambodia too..... Looking forward to more great pictures. Love, Pa




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