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Agra Travel Guide: The Taj Mahal’s Lovely Backside

Travel cliches.

We love to hate them and yet, we continually do them.

After I wrote Can hype kill famous landmarks… like Angkor Wat?, more famous sites erupted to memory, like a serial killer’s growing body count.

Angkor Wat wasn’t the first site to bite the dust. Nope, there’d been others before it.

September 28, 2012 24
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Traveling India by Bus : Is it safe for solo travelers?

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of public transportation, when I travel. Buses particularly. Until now, the notion of traveling in India by public bus used to intimidate me. Every time I’d see a bus parked at a stop, it looked like a rudimentary tin cans on wheels, packed tight and spilling over with people.

September 18, 2012 34
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How to Choose a School for Yoga Teacher Certification in India. (Part II)

Yoga can impact people’s’ lives in a powerful way: awakening meaningful connections with our bodies, uplifting spirits, increasing flexibility, strength and health, releasing stress, offering insights and a new outlook on life… As a result, it’s only natural that some yogis feel inspired to teach this goodness. So where does one begin?

September 4, 2012 29
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What is it like studying yoga in India?

Almost a year ago, I’d traveled to India. It was my second visit, but my first time exploring it through yoga.

At the time, I wrote some light posts from a travel perspective, giving readers a brief peek into what it was like staying at a yoga ashram and getting my yoga teacher’s certification at a school there.

August 27, 2012 42
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Kanyakumari Travel Guide: Things to Do and Eat at the southernmost tip of India?!

Have you ever been to the southernmost tip of India? I have.

It’s where Gandhi’s ashes were released. It’s where the Indian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea swap tides. It’s got a huge statue of a famous poet.

Kanyakumari.

July 23, 2012 10
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World’s Worst Toilet #9: Which would you prefer- Western or Asian?

If you’re a Westerner, sometimes the last thing you want to have to use is an Asian squat toilet.

…Unless the squat toilet is actually cleaner.

July 4, 2012 19
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What do STD shops in India sell?

STD shops in India help you make cheap calls

April 1, 2012 13
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Odd Jobs: Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghats

Mumbai is an unrelenting and persevering city. Its drives hard to catch up to its pace, but not the modern age. In many ways, I’m glad it hasn’t. It preserves the kind of traditional jobs, which make you respect India’s workforce all the more.

March 28, 2012 11
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Love Letters #16-25: Where have I been in the past 7 months?

I’ve cheated you, my dear readers. I haven’t been good at taking you with me on my travels. Sorry. So here’s an update on my travels: Where have I been after India? Without giving away all my stories just yet, here’s a summary of highlights and places I’ve been to.

September 29, 2011 4
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