JAIPUR, India // When we booked our place in Jaipur I had a good feeling about a homestay. In the end, that was the highlight of our trip to the "smaller" Indian city of only 3 million people. We stayed at a room in this family's home accessed by a separate door that had an amazing terrace with plants and flowers. We joined Kalpana, the owner, who taught yoga class every morning with 3 of her neighbors as students. After class we would have homemade Indian food from her kitchen by her live in housekeeper. After a day of sightseeing through Jaipur, we relaxed at night in their living room and watched the Indian National Team vs the West Indies play Cricket as the family explained the rules to us.
Experiences like these have been the really memorable parts of our trip so far. I think it can be summed up by the fact that although we saw some amazing things in Jaipur, like the Amber Fort, I really don't remember much of the specifics of them. I do however remember the name of the dog at the homestay, and Pradeep the owner yelling at him every time he climbed up onto the couch.