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Tunnel Visions in the Tunnelbana

Stockholm Subway Art Spending time in major cities can get expensive, so we love finding ways to have fun without breaking the bank. Stockholm was no exception. The city’s network of…

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Transportation Modes: Our Top 20

Transportation Modes Around the World It’s not about the destination, but rather the journey . . . or something like that.  Getting around in an unfamiliar place can be a…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Here is our “Escape” vehicle while in New Zealand.  Hiring a camper van is certainly an excellent way to explore the country’s beautiful landscapes.  This was taken at Curio Bay…

Cyclos in Yogyakarta

5 Fun Southeast Asian Taxis

From the simple cyclo to the most decked-out, sparkly tuk tuk, getting a ride in Southeast Asia is an adventure.  Having evolved from the need to navigate narrow streets quickly,…

Bikaner Camel

Camel Safari

Twenty miles or so out of Bikaner, in a small, dusty village on the edge of the Thar Desert, we met our two camels. A third was hitched up to…

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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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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…

Red Fort, Agra

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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Never-ending Story

In Sengiggi we had purchased a through ticket from there on the west coast of Lombok all the way to Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. It was the…

Easy Rider…Well, Sort Of

As we arrive at the train station in Bangkok we’re unsure of what to expect. People sit in the middle of the station on the floor waiting to board their…