In the Temple Heartland

The road inland from Tranquebar takes us to the great temples of the Chola dynasty, in full strength from 800-1200 AD,` past agricultural lands filled with the green of newly… Read more »

Down the Coast to Tranquebar

There could hardly be a more out of context experience than visiting the Matri Mandir at Auroville, the intentional community established by the spiritual head of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram… Read more »

Agra in the Clouds

We rumble down the express highway to Agra in our tourist  bus through impenetrable fog.   Fortunately, there is now a divided highway and the risk is no longer of… Read more »

A Day in Delhi

Exhausted from their recent arrival into India but eager to begin exploring this new world, our group of 7 (two remain back to catch up on some sleep) dive into… Read more »

Delhi Prologue

New Years Eve in Delhi:   It is already 11:50 when I leave my friend Sue at her hotel and get into my Uber car for the ride back to… Read more »

Galapagos Part II

It is difficult to describe the beauty of the beach we just left at Cerro Brujo on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos archipelago:  the softest white sand and the… Read more »

Galapagos Part I

Every day is a wonder of natural beauty on this tour around the eastern islands of the Galapagos on our luxury ship, La Pinta.  With only 14 passengers on board… Read more »