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Gallery: Mumbai

INDIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

buildings from a colonial time period
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Mumbai motions

INDIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [775]

The final city stop on the grand journey around the world was Mumbai, India formerly known as Bombay. We happen to time this visit with the most powerful monsoon rains the city had seen in a long time. In fact, the high tide that registered the day after ... Read more >

Tags: commuter train, india, monsoon, mumbai

Gallery: Bundi

INDIA | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

small city in the state of Rajisthan
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That was one hot pipe...

INDIA | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Views [667]

The train from Sawai Madhopur took us to Kota where we could catch a bus for the one hour ride to Bundi. Kota is big and uninspired so we were happy to catch a bus almost straight away after arriving on the train. Our bus was the first one we had traveled ... Read more >

Tags: bundi, bundi palace, taragarh fort

big Taj and baby Taj

INDIA | Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | Views [1462]

another overnight train from Varanasi and we stepped out into the hot sunshine at Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. We were supposed to be picked up by our hotel but they were late so we called and waited for 30 minutes. After arriving we waited again for ... Read more >

Tags: agra, taj mahal

Gallery: The 'Taj'

INDIA | Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

Agra-Taj Mahal
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Gallery: Burning beds...

INDIA | Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be, as a friend, as a friend... (Nirvana)

INDIA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | Views [1404]

Another overnight train from Kalcutta so Varanasi, home to the probably one of the most sacred places in India-the might Ganges River. This is reportedly the one place you can escape the life and re-birth cycle by being having your body burned at the ... Read more >

Tags: burning bodies, ganges river, varanasi

Oh Kalkotta!

INDIA | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [1099]

Well as you can read we decided not to visit Nepal instead opting for Kolkata where we could spend close to a week working with fast internet for job related items. We traveled to Kalcuta on our first train in India with the American Indian boys, Anand ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, kolkata, monsoon

Gallery: Tea anyone?

INDIA | Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Blood letting is so yesterday

INDIA | Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | Views [1012]

After a wonderful week in Vishisht we reluctantly returned to Delhi on the 16 hour bus that I got really sick on the way into the mountains. It was of course still really hot in Delhi and crazy busy but we were only staying one night and catching a flight ... Read more >

Tags: darjeeling, himalayas, leeches., tea

Gallery: It's so hot in the D but so cool in the V

INDIA | Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Delhi Belly

INDIA | Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | Views [938] | Comments [1]

As we stumbled out of customs/immigration at 3:30am hoping that our airport ride was waiting for us we could immediately feel the heat that is New Delhi in the summertime actually most of the time. Thankfully our ride was waiting with all the other people ... Read more >

Tags: delhi, himalayas, manali, vishisht

the big 'I'

ISRAEL | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [884] | Comments [1]

We said goodbye again to Bianca and Akram the evening before traveling to Israel because we were planning on an early start on Saturday. In Israel with the Sabbath on Saturday most things are not open from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday this also ... Read more >

Tags: israel, jerusalem, old city, palestine, tel aviv, wall

Gallery: the mj factor

ISRAEL | Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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miami of middle east

SYRIA | Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | Views [1526]

Our next stop- the embattled country of Lebanon. This was a recent addition to our tour itinerary, before we entered the Middle East we had not planned on visiting Lebanon. However, during our travels through the region we heard wonderful things about ... Read more >

Tags: bcharre, beirut, khalili gibran, tripoli

paris of the middle east

SYRIA | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Views [1567]

Well after 3.5 hours, two pee breaks and lots of ready and browsing the duty free shops we got our Syrian visas! Whew, we knew it would be a bit of a wait but you never know they can be a bit willy at the border especially as we is Americans!!!  TO BE ... Read more >

Tags: aleppo, crac de chavaliers, damascus, palmyra

Gallery: Beruit

LEBANON | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

"paris of the middle east"
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Gallery: Bcharre

LEBANON | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

in the mountains of Lebanon
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Gallery: Tripoli

LEBANON | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

shores of Lebanon
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