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10 Things to Know Before you Go to Kolkata | Kolkata Culture Shock

10 Things to Know Before you Go to Kolkata : Kolkata Culture Shock: Things to Love or Hate

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Souvenir Shopping in India & Tips

Souvenir Shopping in India . . Souvenir shopping in India is inevitable for any traveler. India has so many wonderfully hand-crafted, intricate to ornate products and clothing at inexpensive prices. Self restraint in this type of condition is hard.

April 5, 2016 1
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Getting a SIM card in India | India Travel Tips

Getting a SIM card in India | India Travel Tips .  In the past I’ve struggled with SIM cards in India. They’ve always felt tricky to get and stay active, but maybe in retrospect, they weren’t. They simply took additional documents to apply for them and a little research and knowledge of how it all […]

March 22, 2016 0
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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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