Archive for December, 2014
 
 
 
Culture
 
South India-8
South India-8
South India-8

The South of India

Meandering further down the Indian coast, I loop around the southern tip of India, through Kerala and Tamil Nadu, before turning back up north, taking up the long and reckless road to Pakistan… Fleeing from the hippy swar...
 
Adventure
 
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7

A Hyderabad Idea, Part Two: Paradise on My Plate

This is the second half of the two-part story, “A Hyderabad Idea.” To read the first half of the story, click here. ***************** Black columns of smoke curled over the old city of Hyderabad, mingling in heat wi...
 
Culture
 
Mysore-11
Mysore-11
Mysore-11

24 Hours in Mysore

Drifting ever closer to the tip of India, I make a 24-hour pitstop in historical Mysore, the old capitol city of the Mysore kingdom, famous for its magnificent maharaja palace, the kinetic Devaraja Bazaar, and its top-shelf pro...

 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Hyderabad Idea Indian Trains-1
Hyderabad Idea Indian Trains-1
Hyderabad Idea Indian Trains-1

A Hyderabad Idea, Part One: A 500 Mile Foodie Pilgrimage By Train

At five in the morning I sprinted through the Madurai Train Station, hop-scotching over sleeping bodies in tattered clothes and weaving between mustachioed luggage porters balancing suitcases on their heads. The loud speaker cr...
 
Culture
 
Temples of Hampi Saddu-1
Temples of Hampi Saddu-1
Temples of Hampi Saddu-1

The Temples of Hampi

Arriving from Rangoon, the two month track through India to Pakistan starts in Mumbai, before cutting south through Karnataka, to the ancient Vijanayagar capitol of Hampi… Aside from walking through the chaos of Crawford ...
 
Adventure
 
Theyyam Yesteryear Colors-1
Theyyam Yesteryear Colors-1
Theyyam Yesteryear Colors-1

Gods Amongst Men

Late one night several years ago, while drunkenly sprawled out on my couch, flicking through a slog of 2AM infomercials and overly-lit diabetes PSAs, I caught a documentary about holy men in southern India, men who would become...

 
Burma
 
Bicyclist, U Bein Bridge, Ammarapura.
Bicyclist, U Bein Bridge, Ammarapura.
Bicyclist, U Bein Bridge, Ammarapura.

Photo Travelogue: Burmese Daze (Burma)

He was watching me. I noticed his shifting eyes at about 4AM, as I sat alone in my grimy hotel room, sweatily typing a story in my boxers, beneath a ceiling fan that rattled in the sultry, pre-monsoon heat. He was in my shoe, p...
 
Backpackology 101
 
Golden Temple 2
Golden Temple 2
Golden Temple 2

Weekend Destination: Top 10 Free Vacations (5/5)

This article is part five of the five part series, “The Top 10 Free Vacations.” You can find destinations #10 & #9 in Part One, destinations #8 & #7 in Part Two, destinations #6 & #5 in Part Three, and destinations ...