We've been in Vegas for four days, and it's been all about excess -- too much food, too much shopping, and tonight, what's sure to be too much drinking and partying.
It kind of makes you stop and think, considering that today is Christmas. Usually we spend it at home, warm in our PJs, with family in front of the tree. We do our presents on Christmas Eve, so Christmas Day is all about cozy togetherness, enjoying each other's mellow company after the chaos of the holidays.
Sitting in our Vegas hotel room with Navdeep and Meena this morning, it's sort of the same sensation. We've had our tea and our cereal, and we're hanging out, watching the Food Network and deciding what to do with our day. It's sure to descent into excess -- Vegas always has its way. Although we swore off buffets after over-indulging at the Spice Market spread last night -- where one diner was carried off on stretcher. What a Christmas Eve that family must have had, huh?
But for the moment, with Meena and Navdeep, I can manage to feel at home for the holidays. Even here in the cold heart of Sin City.
We're blogging about our six-month honeymoon adventure in India -- and beyond. Here you'll find our ruminitions on everything from Bollywood to baklava (yum!), as well as fun outtakes from from our trip and our daily lives. For fabulous photos, videos and travelogues from our trip, check out IshqInABackpack.com.
Want to know more about us? Navdeep can brush a cockroach off of his plate and continue eating. Sona flies into hysterics at the very idea of a cockroach (or any other creepy-crawly thing) within a ten-mile radius.
In addition to the occasional auto and cycle-rickshaw, Sona has only ever traveled in India via the comfy and superfast Shatabdi Express. Navdeep enjoys hair-raising bumpy local bus rides and is an avid fan of desi ghee, haggling, and we both love our Limca. We may be polar opposites when it comes to traveling, but we have enough in common to meet halfway (or so we think!).
Join us on one of hopefully many backpacking honeymoon adventures where we combine our skills in photography and videography to blog about the different places we visit, the people we meet, and the delicious food we eat.
Oh and Navdeep kills a few insects at Sona's "request."