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thank you, india....

INDIA | Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | Views [307]

Things India has made me especially thankful for: - the EPA - the pollution here is horrendous. Breathing in the smoke in Bombay burned my lungs and throat. You can smell the city as you're landing at the airport, and I was actually thankful I had a ... Read more >

Taj Mahal by night

INDIA | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [1058] | Comments [1]

Yesterday, we made a quick stop in Agra to see the Taj Mahal both during the day and again that evening under the full moon. Yes, it lives up to the hype. During the day, we had a great tour guide who helped explain the history behind the monument ... Read more >

WTF, India?

INDIA | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Views [2186]

There are a couple things that have just made us say, 'WTF, India?!' - Carbar. During the reception in our last night in Bombay, 9 of us left the hotel, kicked out the driver of a small van and crammed ourselves into it. I ended up sitting on one ... Read more >

I went all the way around the world to India and all I got was this head bob

INDIA | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Views [324]

While we were with the wedding party and in the south where the headbob is much more prevalent, I noticed that Kellie, Michael and I all started imitiating the locals in our mannerisms. Like with pretty much everything I do, my headbob is too frenetic ... Read more >

Divya and Vinay are married!

INDIA | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Views [377]

Sorry to disappoint, ladies and gentlemen, but both Divya and Vinay are officially off the table! In Guruvayur (pronounced goo-roo-vai-yoo. Or "G-Town") on Friday, we went to the temple at 8am to watch the Hindu wedding ceremony which was ... Read more >

Photos: India 2012

INDIA | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Safe and sound

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | Views [327]

Apologies for the lack of posting thus far. This is a general summary of what has happened to us as of 11p Wednesday evening. I added several backdated stories to the log since I couldn't get to teh interwebs until just now. 1/30: Driving and trains ... Read more >

Trains, planes and tuk tuks

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | Views [730]

36 hours after departing from Denver, we arrived safely in Allepey, Kerala. The vast majority of our travels were uneventful, even boring which is what one would hope for on such a long journey. However, it was when we boarded in Dubai for Kochi when ... Read more >

That's f***** teamwork!

INDIA | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | Views [231]

This is just a quick update with several more to follow: We have safely arrived in Calicut / Kozhikode (pronounced CO-rick-code) -- many places have multiple names that don't resemble each other. This is a fantastic creation I'm convinced was meant ... Read more >


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [305]

Visiting Dubai is like visiting the future... if the future was made of endless money. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is like the Vegas of airports -- at 2am, the airport was still crowded with sleep-deprived and deal-hungry tourists looking to score ... Read more >

Who doesn’t bring dress clothes TO A WEDDING?!?!

INDIA | Saturday, 28 Jan 2012 | Views [488]

Less than 24 hours to go --  all packed and ready to roll! Sort of… I realized this morning, the day before we leave, that for a multi-day wedding, I should probably have more than one dress. And I had only intended to bring that dress to ... Read more >

India in 3 days!!!

USA | Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | Views [420]

Kellie, Michael and I are venturing to India for Divya and Vinay's wedding! The cast I met Vinay during a booze cruise... er, a "work orientation and training" event at our first employer out of college in 2007. I met Kellie, Michael ... Read more >

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