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India – Third Time Around

The Milieu of Mumbai One doesn’t just walk the streets of Mumbai….we find ourselves weaving through the masses, bumping shoulders with locals, besieged with vendors calling, “just take a look”, are dazzled with street-shop colour, enticed by whirling wheels to sample juice from ubiquitous sugar cane grinders; the scorching air wafts with tantalizing food scents…

Elephanta Island, the Place of Caves

Elephanta Island Mumbai, India By Irene Butler – Check out Our India Photo Gallery/ Two colossal elephants once stood regally at the entrance of the island’s temple caves, hence the name coined by the Portuguese when they landed on its shores in the 1500s. In 1864, however, British attempts to take these elephants to England…

India Excerpt from “Our Book”

Rajasthan India We entered the land of the Maharajas, and the legendary cities built by these kings. Women passed by, richly adorned with chudas (arm bangles), bichiyas (toe rings), and lobe-stretching earrings, and men stood around sporting heavy moustaches waxed into flamboyant curls on each side. Vivid oranges, lime greens, brilliant reds, fuchsias, and sunflower…