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What I Learned in 3 Days of Silence: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Nepal

Oh, meditation. It’s a fickle beast, gently lifting you up into the air one moment and then quietly slipping out of grasp the next, like grains of sand falling through your fingers. I never really tried meditation before arriving at … Continue reading

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Learning About the Hindu Religion

In the novel “Shantaram” the main character Lin explains that at times in India you have to learn to surrender. Surrender to the country itself, surrender to people and the place, just give in and go along with the flow. … Continue reading

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Just Havin Some Fun at Angkor Wat

The glorious, sweeping complex of temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was definitely a big highlight of the trip for me so far. You can easily spend hours wandering through the crumbling doorways, misty corridors, and sun-mottled courtyards of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Getting Lost | Wandering Around Angkor Wat

Getting lost can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating parts of travel. It can also be one of the most exciting, and occasionally it can lead you to discover something you never expected to find. It’s a fine … Continue reading

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A Permanent Blessing: Getting Sacred Tattoos at Wat Bang Phra

We sat cross-legged on the floor in a dim room with around 25 others patiently waiting for a turn before the monk. The monk looked fairly young and he didnโ€™t speak a word to anyone. He barely looked up from … Continue reading

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Falling in Love With Gili Air

I never believed in love at first sight until it happened to me. Last month,ย I fell in love hard. With a place called Gili Air. The island of Gili Air off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia is one of … Continue reading

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Seeking Authenticity in Singapore

Singapore is a very clean, organized, futuristic city. I think it may be one of the most organized places in the world. It is a successful scale model, a preview of what the future will be like everywhere. Everything is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Kerala

Before we move too much further in our travels, I’d like to reflect a bit more back on India. Specifically, on the very interesting time we had in Kerala. Expedia somehow mixed up the booking for our hotel at the … Continue reading

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The (Unapologetic) Island Life

So we will be the first ones to admit: we have done a terrible job keeping up with the blog. Though, it’s for what I see as a very good reason: For the past few weeks we were living the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in the Mountains

As my stay in India nears to an end, I figured this would be a good time to write my first blog entry to reflect on my experience in the Himalayas. 40 days spent with 17 other folks (two other … Continue reading

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When in Bombay

Hey for real! I’ve now been in India for 2 1/2 weeks and we’ve done a lot in that time. We’ve made our way from Mumbai to Goa to Kerala and now Bangalore. Jamie and I have not been doing … Continue reading

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Thanks Wyclef

Thank you Wyclef Jean, for creating this aptly-titled song. Here’s a remix of ‘Gone till November’ with R. Kelly and some dude named Canibus, which I just discovered. You’re welcome. 1997 y’all.   – Michelle

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New York Wishes

As I’m mentally preparing myself to leave New York for a much more exotic and less familiar locale, I’ve been trying my best to soak in everything I love about the city. ย While no place I’ve visited feels like home … Continue reading

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Nine days and counting

My departure date is now in the Ten-Day Forecast. May 25. A one-way ticket to the other side of the planet. Jamie has returned to civilization after 40 days trekking in the Himalayas. We have heard from her and she … Continue reading

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