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From chaos to serenity -- reflections on India

MALDIVES | Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Views [595]

I left India... I had to.  My initial thought had been to travel to Delhi and see the Taj Majal but after having been traveling for almost 6 weeks straight and having spent the last 2+ in India, I had needed peace and quiet.  I needed to escape the overpopulation, ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


Gallery: Maldives

MALDIVES | Sunday, 27 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Armenian: Lesson 2

ARMENIA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [589]

Things to say, let's go play: Kezee shat ge seerem - I like you very much Hookis - my dear (literally my soul) Hoc yegoor - come here Air-tank - let's go... ...Eat - jasheenk (or) oodenk ...Dance - bareenk ...Sleep - bargeenk ...Play - khagh-... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Armenian: Lesson 1

ARMENIA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [564]

Basic Greeting Words: * Parev = hello * Ench Bes es? = How are you? * Lav em = I'm well * Shat lav em = I'm very well! * Took ench bes ek? = How are you? (plural/formal) * Toon ench bes es? = How are you? (sing./informal) * Paree = good (like ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Washington, D.C.

USA | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Le Mans, `France

FRANCE | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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My New Office for the Day

INDIA | Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | Views [477]

We finished up at the facility early, so the Leela pool became my new office for the day... Not a bad way to work

Tags: Work


Never Ending Jet Lag

INDIA | Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | Views [452]

Yet another morning waking up at 4 a.m... Does the jet lag ever end?  At least the sunrise is nice from the balcony...

Tags: Misadventures


Insane India

INDIA | Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | Views [885] | Comments [1]

One thing that strikes you everyday in India is how crazy the traffic is and how suffocating the resulting pollution can be...   No matter whether we are riding in the facility car or in an autorickshaw, we are forced to engage in a delicate dance whereby ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


First Day at the Facility

INDIA | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [730]

Woke up at 5 a.m. after only 4 hours of sleep... The time change continues to haunt me.  Apparently I am not alone as one member of the client took an ambien yet nevertheless woke up 4 hours later a bit dazed and the other member of the client still ... Read more >

Tags: Work


India a Land of Contrasts

INDIA | Sunday, 13 May 2007 | Views [6096]

More street scenes After passing out at 5 a.m. I did not again open my eyes until around 1:30 p.m. and my first thoughts about my first trip to Asia was that the 9.5 hr time change is brutal... I was exhausted but excited to see this new country for ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: India

INDIA | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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First Impressions of India

INDIA | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [494]

Thursday, May 10, 2006. The trip began with arrival at Dulles around 4 p.m. for a 6:40 p.m. flight... Having frantically packed for the two hours prior I was in little mood to encounter any of the typical obstacles at the airport but, Dulles being Dulles, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Abandonment

USA | Monday, 1 Jan 2007 | Views [451]

My brother, partially in an effort to avoid the craziness of being home during his college breaks, took up volunteering in New Orleans and stumbled across one of the most strikingly complex yet simple dilemmas of humanity. When do you give up? Having ... Read more >

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