Asia

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Udaipur, City of Lakes

Udaipur is known as the romantic City of Lakes. Throughout Rajasthan, people kept asking when we would visit this quaint, yet well-touristed spot. The city is as picturesque as promised,…

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Push(y)kar: Feeling the Pressure in Pushkar

Monkeys gather near sunset. Some gaze placidly toward the pinkening sky, while youngsters tussle and tumble or practice jumps and balancing techniques. There are two main species, one noticeably more…

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Not Yet Beaten: The Path to Bundi

Believe it or not, pounding the tourist trail can be hard work, especially somewhere as intense as India. When it all gets too overwhelming, it’s time to take a few…

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Ranthambore Tiger Tale

Hoping to Spot a Tiger in Ranthambore Ranthambore National Park. There’s one reason people are here: hope of spotting a tiger in the wild. The park is one of the…

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Jaipur: A New, Rosy Outlook in the Pink City

Rajasthan Arrival On the road leading to Jaipur we pass fields of bright yellow mustard. Bullock carts are replaced by camel carts. Some camels have intricate designs shaved into their…

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Avoiding Aggravation in Agra

Forewarned and a little nervous, we arrived in Agra by train after dark. Stories of scams, being overcharged and harassed abound: gem scams, fake marble souvenirs, aggressive vendors, unscrupulous drivers…

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My Ever Changing Name

After traveling in Asia for the last 9 months I’ve come up with an observation. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who feels this way or if other…

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Erotic Khajuraho

The sun sets over the western group of temples casting an orange glow-path on the lake beside them. Night sets in with bats in tight groups darkening the sky as…

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Varanasi: Living on the Edge…of the Ganga

Travel engages all five senses, sometimes six, and we experience destinations through all of them. Sight is obvious, but hear a certain drumbeat, and it reminds me of sitting around…

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Destination Delhi

Delhi is in your face, unapologetic and unforgiving. Culture shock was immediate, especially coming from shiny, happy Bangkok. Arriving by metro to New Delhi Station, we were still confident we’d…