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2014 October

27 Oct

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What Culture Shock Looks Like

October 27, 2014 | By |

The journey from India to Paris was remarkably easy. It was like Lufthansa gently scooped us up in Delhi and placed us down in Paris… the travel was so easy that we were even more shell-shocked by the transition. Read More

17 Oct

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Delhi: Two days to see India’s urban side

October 17, 2014 | By |

We weren’t excited about Delhi, but it is a major transit hub and our only chance to check out India’s urban side, it made sense to spend two days and two nights there. We had super-low expectations, and the actual experience was much better than anticipated. Read More

14 Oct

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Vrindavan: Bhakti love in Krishna-town

October 14, 2014 | By |

Krishna (the Hindu god) was born in Mathura and grew up a few kilometers away in Vrindavan, where the locals talk about the romps of Krishna, Radha, and other members of the Hindu pantheon like old friends. Read More

10 Oct

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The Taj Mahal: Tourist trap but totally worthwhile

October 10, 2014 | By |

Everyone says that despite it being a tourist destination, the Taj Mahal is a must-see. They’re right. It’s absolutely beautiful… your first sight of it is enough to make you want to cry, and the enormity and grandeur of it is stunning. Read More

06 Oct

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The holy elixir of Amritsar’s Golden Temple

October 6, 2014 | By |

Sitting at the edge of the holy pool of the Golden Temple in Amritsar feels like hallowed ground. A major Sikh pilgrimage site, the Golden Temple is packed, day and night, with worshippers taking a dip in the holy pool or bowing down before the holy scripture. Read More

04 Oct

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Buddhism, Clouds, & Good Eats: All the best of Dharamsala

October 4, 2014 | By |

Tashi delek! It’s Tibetan for hello, and a useful greeting in Dharamsala, India, where we spent most of September. Once a small hill station, it became a bustling center of Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama went into exile and moved the Tibetan exile government here. Read More