100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia

ShareTweet “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.” –Freya Stark   This is one of those times when I can’t sleep because of excitement. It’s like making love for the first time- a pleasurable anxiety. Just the mere […]

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First Taste of India Travel: Delhi to Rishikesh

ShareTweet I came unprepared and with almost zero knowledge about India except for a little of history I read on the beginning pages of pink-turban-covered-Lonely-Planet-India-travel-guide while on a trip up north to Rishikesh from Delhi. Instead of taking the train to Haridwar, we chose to take the Tata  private taxi because its the most convenient mode of transportation. We left Delhi around 11am and we stopped on an Indian restaurant for my first taste of Thali (Shahu Paneer, Dal, Rice, Salad and Chapati) and Masala Dosa. Chai was a good choice, warmed me for a couple of ours. Rocky and […]

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Boat Ride in the Ganges River, Varanasi

ShareTweet “The Ganga to me is the symbol of India’s memorable past which has been flowing into the present and continues to flow towards the ocean of the future.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India “Mama Ganga!” almost all Indians call the River Ganges this. Mama Ganga is like a mother to each Indian- they come to the riverbanks with cupped hands pouring the water over their heads before finally going all the way to bathe this holy river in hopes of cleansing their sin. Varanasi or Benares is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The […]

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