Maximizing Luxury Travel


  We learned about the centuries-old craft of block print stamping on fabrics. Our first female guide of the trip, Meetu, took us about a half-hour outside of Jaipur to the Chippa village of Bagru. 250 families have been in this business for 400 years. It was particularly interesting to learn how they got the reverse process by using mud stamps before dying the fabric in indigo. Then we tried our hand, each… Read More

Jaipur looks like the India of my imagination. Opulent, luxurious, and a bit of mystery. We drove more than four hours through farmland and small villages of Rajasthan to arrive at the “Pink City.” It should really be called the Coral City since the buildings in the old city are all a lovely, soft terracotta color. Signs are all in black and white, resulting in a very organized look among the throngs of… Read More

  Can’t escape the media.  Our guide from yesterday was very excited when he called this morning. . . . . Ironically, (because I’ve had a career in PR) he was telling us my picture was in today’s local paper. We’ve been in Jaipur for the last few days and were visiting Jantar Mantar, one of several observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734. Since it was a… Read More

%d bloggers like this: