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Getting the hang of it

May 7th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, India

What kind of holy animal lies in it’s own shit? Rats wont even do that.

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Morning Chai

May 6th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, India

I woke up this morning on a train crossing the Ganges Valley in India. The day was already hot when I moved from the air-conditioned coach to the open doorway, but the movement of the train kept it fresh. I stood watching kids playing in the fields, waving to us as we passed, a hot […]

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Harri Krishna

May 5th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, India

Leaving Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, in attempt to catch an overnight sleeper train to Varanasi led us on a wild time chase with our Harri Krishna taxi driver. Thinking 12km = 20min we had no worries, until the smell of rain engulfed our senses. The beckoning lightening storm closed the skies just as […]

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A Great Place to Bring a Date

May 5th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, India

This morning I watched the sun rise over the Taj Mahal. I sat on its smooth marble steps and marveled in it’s cool interior. They say it’s the greatest building ever built for love. Probably true. But if I were a Maharaja (in those times), I would have put a swimming pool in the center, […]

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May 4th, 2008 by · No Comments · Asia, India

Pssst. Hey, are you awake? Yeah. Turn on your camera. I want to know what time it is. She reaches for her camera and turns it on. We have no watches, no clocks. Every room in the hotel displays a completely unrelated time from the other rooms. Even the computers in the cafe are only […]

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