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Vietnam or Bust

Vietnam is one of my favorite countries and can’t wait to go back, but in the meanwhile, enjoy these articles.



Vietnam Posts


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Top 10 Posts from Around the World

A nice collection of all Top 10 posts I have written over 40+ countries.

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Top 10 Posts


From the Blog…

Christmas in India

Christmas in India

Christmas morning yoga was cancelled so I retired myself to my favorite breakfast place in Hampi Bazaar. Three women run this outdoor establishment and cook up mighty fine and tasty Indian grub. They whisk, knead,...

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None of this at a Mcdonalds in India

Golden Arches of India

Today the little American inside me wanted to get out. I was walking in Mysore, India, a rather charming South India city and saw a familiar sight on the horizon. It seemed to beckon me...

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Standard dress in Kerala for man, called the mundu.

Munnar India: Gateway to Green

Munnar town in the lush tea-growing region of Kerala is but a dirty speck on an Indian map. This grubby little commercial town doesn’t offer a feast of sights but is vastly considered to be...

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This photo and a couple others cost me 50 rs.

Incredible India Strikes Again!

Incredible India continues to surprise each day I am here. I took another long bus journey from Munnar (tea country) to Mysore in the state of Karnataka. It was a 13 hour bus ride that...

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