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“I just want a diesel generator” – A travelogue from the Nicobar islands

Our boat approached the abandoned and lonely shores of the island of Trinket in the Nicobar archipelago in the Andaman Sea. The beach was littered with the grotesque trunks of dead trees where a man now appeared. He was wearing a … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Indian style public transport

Could they possibly have crammed any more people into, on top of or outside the vehicle? When we say mass transport in India, we mean it. This picture of an Indian auto or ‘tuk-tuk’ was taken on a road two … Continue reading

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December food odyssey begins with smashing Bohra meal

My husband and I went traveling in south east Asia in December 2010 starting in Singapore. The trip was as much a food odyssey as it was about sight-seeing and discovery. I’ll be chronicling all the amazing and disgusting things … Continue reading

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Taken for several rides in a Hanoi taxi

Hanoi and Chennai have one thing in common – they have a vast collection of taxi and auto drivers who are scoundrels.   We got into several taxis in Hanoi where the meter was spinning faster than the wheels. But … Continue reading

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Who messed with the God of love?

I was standing under the famous statue of Eros, the Greek God of love, in Piccadilly Circus two weeks ago waiting for a relative. The place is swarming with tourists who gather in large circles around pubescent boys jumping over … Continue reading

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A trove at the end of the road in Alaska

The Sterling Highway in Alaska ends at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula in a town called Homer. Homer’s main claim to fame though is, its famous spit – a narrow, hooked finger of land, nearly seven and a half … Continue reading

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Are you potty-drained? Early lessons in RVing

Arguing is generally not a good way to start a vacation. But since it involved a most crucial aspect of our holiday – our mode of transport – we really didn’t have a choice but to haggle heatedly over it. … Continue reading

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