The Four Whitneys arrived in Jaipur, India late Friday night after a rather choppy flight from Singapore in an aircraft full of crying/screaming toddlers with mothers that were unfazed by it. 😒 I’m extetmely thankful for firefighter rated earplugs! Welcome to India! Jaipur, the famous “Pink City” (for the color of the old city buildings), is the capital of the Rajasthan State. Yesterday we started … Continue reading The Golden Triangle of Incredible India!
Only astronauts have seen with their own eyes how insignificant we are within the vastness of the universe. We, the regular folk, will never see that sight but the same sense of insignificance happens when you see Niagara Falls. How can one not feel small or powerless in the face of such a display of nature? The sheer size of the Horseshoe Falls and amount of … Continue reading While ancient civilizations were flourishing, while Moses was leading Israel out of Egypt, while Jesus was walking the Earth, while Columbus was sailing to America, while man was landing on the moon… Then and now, the majestic Niagara Falls had been roaring with incessable might.
I remember hearing about the Great Wall of China when I was a little girl and I also used to think China was so far away there was no way one could ever go there. I would read about the iconic wall in books, see it in cartoons, magazines, newspapers, etc., and I was fascinated by it. Little did I know that no picture, no … Continue reading “Until you reach the Great Wall, you’re no hero.” -Chairman Mao. The majestic Great Wall of China and the Imperial Tombs of the Ming Dynasty.
Our second trip to the Yucatan Peninsula (November 2007). Vincent was almost 7 and Dante was 6. My favorite moment in the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza: Dante running through a 1300 year old market. It’s a hot day today. It’s always hot in the Yucatan peninsula. In the car, our way to Chichen Itzá, I lecture the boys about the rituals, culture, legends and every … Continue reading Chichen Itza. Visiting our ancestors’ stomping grounds.