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Singapore Encore

SINGAPORE | Thursday, 2 Feb 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [18]

SINGAPORE IS EVERYTHING INDIA ISN’T. It is a city and an island and a country, not a “sub-continent.” It is sparkling clean—spitting carries a hefty fine—and traffic jams just don’t happen. It even rains here! ... Read more >

Photos: Singapore, Briefly

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Incredible India

INDIA | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [14]

SOMEONE ONCE TOLD US THAT YOU had to have a reason to visit India—a yoga retreat or a meditation seminar—maybe a hip replacement. I had to keep reminding myself our reason was birding—especially amid the dust and squalor, 4AM wake-ups, ... Read more >

Forest Owlet Extension Tour

INDIA | Monday, 30 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [16]

THE “FOREST OWLET EXTENSION” was a logistic nightmare requiring three-hour drives each way from our plush hotel outside Mumbai to the Tansa Forest area where we picked up a local guide. Connie, Richard and I were actually outnumbered by guides ... Read more >

Photos: Dili

TIMOR-LESTE | Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Hiking around Borlova and Muntele Mic

ROMANIA | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2023 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery

Emma got a bonus long weekend from school for the Unification of Romania day so we put our thinking caps on to see where we could get to on the limited transport options from Timisoara. We came up with going to a small village called Borlova and doing ... Read more >
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Winding Down

INDIA | Tuesday, 24 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [13]

RAJ OWNS DESERT COURSER ECOLODGE and drives like a lunatic but seemed to know where every bird in Little Rann of Kutch could be found—he should since his father started the place 40 years ago! Even before we dropped our bags he lead us to a pair ... Read more >

Desert National Park

INDIA | Saturday, 21 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [13]

AFTER A FREEZING MORING IN OPEN jeeps Bablu’s sharp eyes spotted a pair of Great Indian Bustards in the tall grass of the Thar Desert.  At 150 meters they were difficult to see and impossible to photograph. We found another pair—or possibly ... Read more >

Seldom Seen Sumba. Eastern Odyssey by ferry and motocycle.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023 | By merantau | Views [33]

Tal Chappar National Park

INDIA | Tuesday, 17 Jan 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [18]

INDIAN TRAINS ARE AN EXPERIENCE, even if you travel inside, not on the roof! After a 3:30 AM wake-up, Rob from Rockjumper and our local guide, Bablu, herded the eight of us to Delhi station in the dark and wrangled several porters to carry our bags up ... Read more >