Sunrise Over Bagan

Sunrise Over Bagan

I arrived in Bagan at 5am without a hotel reservation. Bad move, but after 30 minutes on a horse cart going from place to place, I was lucky enough to find a place to stay. After that was all settled, it was time to head off by horse cart to take in the sunrise over […]
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Aung San's House And Museum

Burmese Kindness Series: Where The Heck Is General Aung San’s House?

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]
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home sweet home2

Accepting Home

This is a hard post to write because I think it would be hard for many to relate to what I’m about to say. I left the U.S. in 2004 and have basically been living abroad since. Each time I went back home things seemed to get more and more crazy. I didn’t see myself […]
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With Morgan Tracey

Meeting An Awesome Future Olympian

While on my way home to surprise my mom for Christmas I had a long delay in Newark. I arrived in Newark at 5am and was supposed to head to Cleveland at 9:05am. But there was an hour of maintenance on the plane. Fine. But then a strange problem occurred – they couldn’t open the […]
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Smacking

Cultural Incompatibility: Hitting Children

I hesitate even calling this a cultural incompatibility because this is a behavior, or dare I say, a parenting style that cuts across all cultures. It’s not like machismo, which is widespread throughout Latin America, but male chauvinism varies from place to place. In all of Scandinavia I am pretty sure it’s illegal to hit […]
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Me With Tequila AK-47

l’m Different..And Dangerous

Two recent headaches inspired me to write this post. Since I’ve chosen to live a very different kind of life, one that doesn’t make sense to many people, there are some undesirable side-effects. Flying Home When I flew home from Bombay to surprise my mom for Christmas I underwent the craziest security check I’ve ever […]
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Mom & Kids

A Tour Of India’s Most Infamous Slum

What kind of mental images come to mind when you hear the word slum? I presume nothing good comes to mind. And this slum in particular, Dharavi of Slumdog Millionaire fame, might conjure images of nasty men coercing children into begging. But, as you can imagine, the story is more complicated than that. Dharavi is […]
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Me And Tushar Gandhi

A Story Answering Why I Travel

I awoke at 6am in Ahmedabad, a normal time to wake up in previous versions of my life but not here in India. In India everything seems to start later, and even then everyone shows up late anyway. I headed to the park five minutes from my friend’s place in the pitch black darkness. Tushar […]
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