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The Road to Cochin

3/1/2014 – Descending from the cool, misty hills near Munnar the heat and humidity rose once more, this time to a whole new level of you’re-sweaty-5-minutes-after-getting-out-of-the-shower. Air conditioning…

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Munnar

2/23/2014 – I’d never really understood the term “hairpin turn” until we drove the road to Munnar. From our hotel in Madurai, we crossed the fertile plains planted…

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Madurai

2/22/2014 – Entering Madurai I was immediately struck by the sense of calm. Relative calm mind you. Indian calm–cows and motorbikes still vied for space on the road…

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Chennai & Mahabalipuram

2/19/2014 – During the past few days, we have flown to Chennai, India’s capital of IT industries and, apparently, terrifyingly nonsensical traffic. Chennai is considered a “small” city…

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Mumbai

2/17/2014 – Spices, sweat and smog: the smell of Mumbai is perhaps its one constant feature. Not unpleasant just strange, new, foreign, both good and bad all mixed…

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We’ve Arrived

2/15/2014 – We’ve arrived safe and sound in Mumbai and by some miracle our bags even arrived with us. We arrived into the brand new terminal at the…

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Getting ready…

2/7/2014 – The countdown has begun in earnest! My co-worker, Heather, and I leave Thursday for Chicago, connecting to Doha and onto Mumbai, somehow ending up on the…

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Balkan Burnout

10/20/2010 – Oh, Albania – where do I begin? As I sit here in a dingy van waiting for it to fill up so we can depart (bus…

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Lulled by an Inland Sea

10/13/2010 – Our arrival in Ohrid was a welcome relief from the chaotic string of destinations we had just passed through – Timisoara, Belgrade, Skopje, Prizren, Skopje again….

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Yugo-Veg

10/10/2010 – For the sake of my culinary sanity, it’s good to be out of Romania.  I had read that Serbia and Kosovo were also majorly carnivorous countries…