Postcards from India

If we didn’t have things cell phones and Facebook and Skype then it would be possible that my son would have sent me a postcard or two when he had a chance to visit India over the recent New Year’s holiday.  It was quite and adventure for him, and since we do have Skype, he was able to share some of the highlights of his trip with me, and text me some photos.

I’ve put them into postcard format, just for old time’s sake.

Postcards from India


Dear Mom,

Made it safely and all is well, but was inundated with cab drivers at the airport.  My hotel was barricaded off due to the holiday, so the cabby I finally took a ride from had to bring me to another hotel for the night.  Had to pay for both hotels that night $$$$$

Travel tip:  When traveling somewhere unfamiliar of foreign, consider contacting the hotel in advance to ask them to help you arrange for a ride from the airport.



Dear Mom,

The food is so rich, I keep getting heart burn, but it all tastes so good, it’s worth suffering for.  By the way, they have wild animals just roaming the streets.  I’ve seen cows, donkeys, camels, chimpanzees and even wild boar walking around as free as you and me!!


Dear Mom,

Visited the Taj Mahal today.  It looks all white from a distance, but up close you can see that there are intricate patterns carved into the stone.  After the tour, a man tried to sell me a table made with the same stone carvings.  Had to tell him it wouldn’t fit in my luggage!!



Dear Mom,

Took a tour of Jama Masjid, a mosque in Agra.  Had to trade my shoes in for slippers for the tour, as it is customary not to where shoes in a mosque.  Very ornate and reverent.  Worth the temporary trade off.



Dear Mom,

Made it to Agra Fort.  Looked a lot like a castle in England, moat an all!!


I’ll always love how a postcard could say just enough to make you feel, for a moment, like you were there, too.



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6 Responses to Postcards from India

  1. chris aka monkey February 4, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    amy love it thanks for sharing xx

  2. Cheryl in Wisconsin February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    This format is great, and yes, for a moment I felt like I was there also. India appears to be a fascinating place.
    I miss post cards.

  3. doreen@househoneys February 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    This time will be a time your son never forgets Amy. He’s seeing and learning so much! I didn’t know that about wild animals in the streets. Kinda cool!

  4. Danni@SiloHillFarm February 5, 2015 at 5:49 am #

    India….also on my bucket list! If I make it there, I’ll send you a post card, but it will mostly be about food! LOL! How sweet that your son kept you up with his travels, even if it wasn’t in post card form!

  5. Feral Turtle February 7, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Oh to have a moat!!! lol Looks like an awesome place to visit. What an opportunity for your son!


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