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The Legendary Mulberry Millionaire

THAILAND | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [471]

Jim Thompson, an architect, an entrepreneur, an art-collector, a spy agent - his name evokes a sense of mystery and admiration. His dramatic disappearance in the jungles of Malaysia further strengthened this aura of suspense. My visit to the Jim ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Demon King

THAILAND | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [2812] | Comments [1]

I am greeted by his fearsome persona in the arrival lounge of Suvarnabhumi international airport. His blue green face, a snarling mouth, and curving tusk-like canine teeth gives me the creeps. I meet him everywhere in Thailand, most remarkably at Wat ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Cabbages & Condoms

THAILAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [492]

Why Cabbage??? We all know it is an ordinary vegetable that can be boiled away to tasteless mulch. Well, unless it is dressed up as cabbage rolls in tons of sauce, I think cabbages can disappear from face of the earth and no one would notice. Wait… ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Hill Tribe Trails

THAILAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [556]

Nestled in the lush, mountainous terrain, centuries removed from the frantic urban-mania of Bangkok and the country's crowded coastlines, Chiang Rai offers a glimpse of the country's true cultural origins. I was here to experience some of its Wild West ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gallery: Pushkar Camel Fair

INDIA | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

A Camel Affair
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Waah Chai

INDIA | Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | Views [1354] | Comments [5]

The train grinds to a halt at the dusty railway station of Bhuj.  I groan as I straighten my hurting body on the top sleeper.  The trip had been long, bone jarring and uncomfortable.  As I rub out the restless sleep from my puffy eyes, I hear the ubiquitous ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Mystical Ganges

INDIA | Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | Views [453]

My six months of travel in India is culminating with a visit to the holiest cities – Varanasi, the city of spiritual light.   The “holy” status is conferred upon this city, along with Benares, Kashi and Rishikesh, due to the fact that the river Ganges ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

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