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Pushkar: A Visit from the god Saraswati

INDIA | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2006 | Views [2558] | Comments [4]

We are still alive but have been completely consumed with music the past week--nothing new for Brandon, but for me it's like a strange new drug and the Indian scale (sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa...) is the only language my brain understands these days. We ... Read more >

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Choki Chani: Desert Hocus-pocus

INDIA | Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 | Views [1012] | Comments [1]

A bumpy 15km vikram ride from Jaipur under a lavender desert sunset brings you to Choki Dhani, an ersatz Rajastani village designed to entertain wealthy Indians with their own history. Or at least the watered-down trappings of history. Upon arrival a ... Read more >

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In Shiva's footprint

INDIA | Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 | Views [1328] | Comments [2]

The last leg of journy has begun--India and her olfactory adventures have welcomed us into her saried bollywood bossom. Things got off to a good start with us being upgraded to first class on our Air India flight from Bangkok due to an overbooked flight.... Read more >

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Up, up and Hue we go!

VIETNAM | Saturday, 20 May 2006 | Views [815] | Comments [4]

Sailing down narrow tree-lined streets on the back of a Honda Dream Motorcycle. Through small villages, high-fiving the local kids, we made our way from the city of Hue out into the unvanquishable Vietnamese countryside. A kingdom of rice fields and ancestor ... Read more >

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Zhongdian: Ecstatic Community

CHINA | Friday, 21 Apr 2006 | Views [782] | Comments [2]

         After a grueling bus ride (the first 3 hours up windy mountain roads did a number on Naomi's stomach) we have finally arrived in Zhongdian, a town 70km from the border of Tibet. The altitude of this plateau is so great that it feels as if you ... Read more >

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