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The People of Pushkar

Rain pours fiercely, flooding the narrow streets. A stream becoming a river. A wrinkled old woman chases a cow out of her house and proceeds to whack it around the head with a dustpan and brush. Clearly feeling a little guilty, … Continue reading

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Night Train Nightmares

Jaisalmer to Delhi. An 18 hour train journey. How bad could it be?! I lay in my bunk, sleeping-bag less, in the dirt. Shockingly the fan above me didn’t work. Not even a well-placed broom handle could sort it out, … Continue reading

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The Walking Train

You want us to walk down the train tracks?  For ten miles? To the next village? With our backpacks on?  I nodded eagerly. He shrugged his shoulders in defeated agreement. Was this really the same person who thought there was … Continue reading

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Lacy Black Pants

Lacy Black Pants Being on the road for days at a time does hold its fair share of problems. Staying one night here, one night there, one on a bus, one in a shed, meant I was running pretty low … Continue reading

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Rocking Peruvian Ponchos

Mama Yolanda gave us a wide toothless grin as her gloved hands handed over two steaming bowls of hearty potato soup. Ahh potatoes. Who would have known there are over 4000 varieties in Peru alone?! That’s right, four THOUSAND! Sitting … Continue reading

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