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Ladakh: 8 Incredible Places to Experience Heaven

Ladakh Guide: 8 Incredible Places to Experience Heaven As I said earlier, Ladakh is the most beautiful place I’ve seen.  Surreal, mystical, magnetic. The beauty of this land is almost alien to me. It certainly can’t exist on earth. I could stare at it all day. But what places should you visit to keep that experiencing […]

October 13, 2013 4
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Ladkh Guide: Mapping out Old Leh

Straggly is the flavor of Leh. Leh isn’t dirty, but somehow, it looks it. It’s got a bit of a Wild Wild West presence about it. A scruffy town with a dusty main street, some souvenir shops, tourist agencies and

October 11, 2013 2
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Thiksey Monastery | A day trip from Leh on a local bus

Thiksey Monastery or Thikse Gompa is 19 km from Leh and is one of the biggest and most photographed monasteries of Ladakh, India. Given photos I’d seen of it, I wanted to see how impressive it might be up close. It didn’t disappoint.

October 8, 2013 10
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Ladakh Guide | Behold, Ladakh, the Most Beautiful place in the world!

  It was hard to imagine I was still in India… As the rest of India spat and sweltered entering June’s summer sweat, Ladakh pulled out its winter parkas to bundle up from the cold. Stepping off the

October 3, 2013 23
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VIDEO: Odd Jobs: Ear Cleaners of Delhi, India

India it seems, has a lot of different types of wallahs to service it’s every need. From chai wallahs to bring you coffee, dobhis to do your laundry, dhabis to deliver lunch tiffens, jhadoos that sell brooms, the jobs are endless, at times, unfathomable and intriguing. So here’s one more… Ear Cleaners.

July 22, 2013 9
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VIDEO: A Tour of Film Sets Around the World

Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel? Travel can bring unusual patterns,  synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent. For instance, I’m a film set magnet. In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently […]

April 24, 2013 0
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Photo Essay: Cool things to See and Do in Madurai

With India, you don’t always know what to expect.

It’s like the way Los Angeles used to be in the 80’s and 90’s before L.A. Country took to white-washing it to erase signs of poverty. I’d drive down the street and each block would change from ghetto to posh and back to ghetto again, like Christmas twinkle lights!

December 17, 2012 0
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Llhamos Kitchen: Taking a cooking class on Tibetan momos in Dharamsala

You might think that taking a cooking class is something at the top of every solo female traveler’s list of things to do. Pbbbbbt… I’ve never been a domestic sort of gal and if I’m cooking for one, my stomach is pretty simple.  So I actually never considered taking a cooking class, while traveling. But […]

November 4, 2012 14
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World’s Worst Toilet: #9 Paid Public Toilets (Paying to Pee vs Pee for Free?)

No matter how I look at it, Indian public restrooms make me suspicious.

On a positive note: at least they have them!

But what about paid public restrooms?

November 3, 2012 10
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