Peru Trip

Maccu Piccu is a very popular destination in Peru, but I just got an email from Lonely Planet on a really cool sounding alternative Choquequirao, Peru.


Link to Google

Pan Am Jet Travel

25 minute documentary by Pan Am on jet travel. Produced in 1959.

It’s neat to see what air travel was like in the past – when jet travel was brand new, everyone was smoking, and most everything was done on paper.

Online Mapping

I now have an ArcGIS online account.  I’m not sure what I will be posting on this mapping service, but we’ll see what I come up with.  Right now, I’ve posted the bus and light rail maps for RTD Denver.

dhuru_arcgisThe background on the header that I created is a really old map of Fort Worth from 1876.



About This Trip


Keynote Presentation Note: This was created in Apple Keynote and exported to html. It works well with Safari and Chrome, although the map slide takes time to download.

Official Mission Blog

Hello and welcome to Team India 2014’s blog!
Ready, Set, Go!
Day One: Preschools and Tuition Program
Day Two: Painting and Stitching Center
Day Three: Craft Day and Stitching Center Part Deux
The Jetlag is Strong with This One
Stretch and Bless

My Articles

Arriving in Goa
Getting Oriented
Temple Visits
Painting a Wall
Value of Pictures
Getting Around (coming soon)
Preschools (coming soon)
Teaching Science
Sightseeing In Goa
Aga Khan Palace
Gateway to India
Returning to the US

Photo Galleries

Goa Mission (Large)
Goa Mission (Small)
Pune & Mumbai (large)
Pune & Mumbai (small)

Videos (YouTube)

Church Service
Mural Painting
Nail Painting
English Lessons

Panoramas (Photosynth)

Market in Pune
Shaniwar Wada
View of Pune from Parwati

Aga Khan Palace:

On the Way to Sinhgad:

View from Sinhgad:

Gateway of India:

Terminal 2, Mumbai Airport

Aga Khan Palace

From Wikipedia:

The Aga Khan Palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune, India. Built in 1892, it is one of the biggest landmarks in Indian history. The palace was an act of charity by the Sultan who wanted to help the poor in the neighbouring areas of Pune, who were drastically hit by famine.

Aga Khan Palace is a majestic building and is considered to be one of the greatest marvels of India. The palace is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement as it served as a prison for Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi, his secretary Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu. It is also the place where Kasturba Gandhi and Mahadev Desai died. In 2003, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the place as a monument of national importance.

View in Photosynth

View in Photosynth

Sightseeing in Goa

Mari and Khaleeqa looking regal in their two person power taxi.
Mari and Khaleeqa looking regal in their two person power taxi.

Friday morning is our sightseeing day. The day started off okay with a visit to “Big Foot.” This is not about sasquatch, however. Big Foot in this case is about a guy that, I think, stands on one leg for a really long time. The morning also started with me developing a bad flu. I made it through Big Foot, was able to have lunch at the spice garden, but after that I was pretty much useless. The rest of the team took a tour of the Spice Garden, went on an elephant ride, did some ministry work at a preschool in the afternoon and then went to a restaurant that evening.

I went back to the hotel and slept from about 2 in the afternoon to 7 the next morning.

Jay is learning about ancient Indian culture.
Natalie has disguised herself as a cashew fruit. A very large cashew fruit.
A character from ancient Indian folklore named Parshuam. More info on Wikipedia