Hi there! I am so glad you found me! My mission is to inspire you to make the most out of your vacation time and budget to explore the world. Before we begin our journey together, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I started this blog as a way to keep family and friends in the loop when I went on a 3-week trip to Asia in 2011. I… Read More
[Bangalore, India] We arrived in Bangalore late Wednesday night. As soon as we stepped outside the airport, we breathed a sigh of relief – Delhi’s oppressive heat was gone! The temperature was somewhere in the low to mid 80s – temperatures we probably had not seen since starting the trip! Bangalore got off to a good start! Our first excursion was first thing Thursday morning when, enticed by some free time and… Read More
[Gurgaon, India] Tuesday was another whirlwind day in New Delhi. We started off with an interview at Times of India – a major newspaper in the country. When we arrived at the Times of India building, we told the security guy we were there to see Ajay Vaishnavi. He took our names, gave us a visitor pass and sent us off to the second floor. There, we told the next security guy… Read More
[New Delhi, India] Despite the fact that we had arrived in Delhi on Friday, May 20, our weekend trips to Jaipur and Agra kept us from exploring the city. It wasn’t until Monday, May 23rd that we finally had a full day of activities in India’s capital.
[Agra, India] There is not much one can say about the Taj Mahal without sounding cliche. I remember reading about the Taj Mahal as a teenager and keeping a picture of it in my diary, thinking “I will likely never get to see it.” And although I had seen many more pictures of it since (the Taj is one of the most recognized buildings in the world), seeing it in person was… Read More
[Jaipur, India] We arrived in Delhi late Friday, May 20th. The next day, we were originally supposed to do a city tour of Delhi and then head to Agra in the afternoon. Wanting to explore more of India and to take advantage of a having an Indian (Ryno) on our team, we decided to deviate and detour to Jaipur, a city famous for its palaces and the Amber fort. The Amazing Race:… Read More
[New Delhi, India] This will be a short entry as we spent only a few hours in Delhi. We arrived several hours later than anticipated and by the time we checked in at the hotel, it was 3:30 am and we had to be out to door at 5 am for our day trip to Jaipur. The India portion of our trip was already starting off with IST – India Stretchable Time!
[Singapore, Singapore] So much has happened since my last entry that I don’t know if I will ever catch up! I am currently in New Delhi, India, and have already visited two other cities over the weekend; however, for the sake of completeness and my own recollection of the trip details later, I shall go back in time and cover my last day in Singapore! That day was Friday, May 20th. Our… Read More
[Singapore, Singapore] Another day, another dollar! Or, in this case, another two days, two more attractions and two interviews! We started off our Wednesday morning with our first mobile payments interview. As exciting as that was all on its own, it was even better that it happened on the 33rd floor of the Citibank building, in a corner meeting room overlooking the harbor. Not a bad way to start the day!
[Singapore, Singapore] Upon arriving in Singapore around 3 am local time today, we stood in the lobby of our hotel, desperately trying to determine what “tomorrow” meant – Monday, May 15th, Tuesday, May 16th or Wednesday, May 17th? We had traveled through so many time zones that “yesterday” and “tomorrow” had become meaningless and induced only furrowed brows and confused looks. One thing, however, was pretty clear – the day was just… Read More
[Los Angeles, CA] After much packing and re-packing and transferring items between check-in and carry-on luggage, I finally got it all straight late last night. After all the trouble I went through to comply with Singapore Airlines’ checked-in luggage guidelines, I was relieved and even a little bit perturbed to see other travelers hauling around a lot bigger suitcases than mine. It wasn’t until I headed to the airport that equal parts… Read More