Our trip to India!
Every few years, Kian's family takes a big international vacation to somewhere to catch up and bond as a family. The last time they went was Japan in fall 2011, and Kian was apparently a bit distracted talking to this girl he'd met online... fast forward 3 1/2 years, and that girl he'd met online found herself in Delhi, visiting the Taj Mahal, and so much as part of the family.
I'm so incredibly grateful to Kian's mom and dad, Caryl and Martin, for including me on this trip! Also joining us were Paul and Marta, Kian's older brother and his girlfriend, who we've visited in San Francisco.
2014 and early 2015 have been incredible but astonishingly busy for me, so I couldn't have been more excited to unplug from everything here in DC and dive headfirst into adventure. Our first stop after our 13-hour Air India flight from JFK? Delhi, India's capital and an absolutely gigantic, sprawling city.
We traveled with a tour group called SmarTours that the family has used before. One of the quirks is that Kian and Paul are always (by a lot) the youngest people on the trip... but this time I was! But everyone we travelled with was so, so nice, and very fun, including the group's elder statesman, Tom (and his wife Mary), who we got to know as our seatmate on the flight over.
If I wrote in detail about each and every part of our trip, this blog post would take as long to write as the trip took to experience, so here are some of my favorite moments and photos from the trip. Namaste!