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About madhall14

Recent UVa grad. born & raised Texan. love traveling, anything Spanish, & Chipotle.

2012 in review!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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Last, but certainly not least

At 8:30am Saturday morning, we regrettably said goodbye to the magnificent Rambagh Palace and set out on the 5-hour drive to Agra. En route, we saw some pretty amazing sights, including a herd of nomads carrying all of their possessions … Continue reading

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Let’s get ready to Rambagh!

That’s what we should’ve said before we arrived at our hotel in Jaipur, The Rambagh Palace. The palace was originally built on a modest scale for the queen’s favorite handmaiden in 1835, and it was later refurbished as a royal … Continue reading

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Maharajas, etc.

We spent the next day enjoying some of the sights in Udaipur and the surrounding area.  Our tour to the City Palace consumed most of the morning.  The City Palace has been the home of the royal family since the … Continue reading

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Udaipur Style

Tuesday, June 28th. After collecting our bags at the ultra-modern Udaipur airport, we headed onto Highway 8 for the 40-minute ride into the heart of Udaipur and our hotel. Highway 8 connects Delhi and Mumbai and is part of the … Continue reading

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Bishnoi Morning

Before we had to jet off to Udaipur the following afternoon, we stopped by a Bishnoi village to learn about the traditional Bishnoi lifestyle. Bishnois are known to be eco-friendly conservationists; the preservation of animal and vegetable life is their … Continue reading

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Jodhpur: “The Blue City”

Our second day in Jodhpur began with a tour of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, which is situated atop a rocky hill 400 ft above the city, right across from the Umaid Bhawan Palace (our hotel). We had enjoyed a beautiful … Continue reading

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