Shopping in India: Malls

I love shopping.  I wish I didn’t, I would be able to travel more.  I inherited a deep need for retail therapy at a young age and can’t seem to shake it.  After 6 trips to India I’ve experienced a number of different shopping venues along the way and I thought I’d do four part…

Old Time Steam Trains

Before this 4th of July weekend, the only time we went to Santa Cruz was for the “Holiday Day Out with Thomas” train rides (a must if you have toddlers or preschoolers who are into Thomas). I always wanted to ride the full train ride along the beach and was excited at the prospect. At…

Train Travel in India

They say to truly see India you need to travel by train. We did just that on our trip from Bangalore to Chennai. The Shatabdi Express is a popular way to travel between the two cities since it only takes 5 hours (similar to flying when you factor in wait times) and is much more…