Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
 
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
1000 Egg-1
1000 Egg-1
1000 Egg-1

The 1,000 Year Old Egg (and the Three Penis Wine)

Tweet Grocery shopping with a Chinese local is a bit like doing mushrooms for the first time. You gingerly step through the automatic doors, and tumble head first down the rabbit hole, into an alien world of saccharine colors a...
 
 
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Kidnapped in Alipur-1
Kidnapped in Alipur-1

Kidnapped in Alipur

Tweet I find it ironic, and embarrassingly hypocritical, that not even a week after I ranted about how you should never get into cars with strangers, I turned around and did exactly that. It was noon, and the heat of June shimm...
 
 
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Dead Yet-2
Dead Yet-2
Dead Yet-2

I’m Not Dead Yet!!! (But My Macbook Broke, and I’m Dead Inside…)

Tweet Huzzah, I’m not dead yet!! And you thought I’d been captured by Al-Queda and frozen in carbonite. Fortunately, I still haven’t managed to euthanize myself, and I’m now safe in poo-smeared China, eating pigeons in the dese...
 

 
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kid-1
kid-1
kid-1

A Postcard from Pakistan

Tweet Greetings from a rooftop somewhere in Pakistan, I’m still alive! Albeit, sweating profusely. And I probably have dysentery or something. Oh, and also I was detained and interrogated for sixteen hours by ‘secret police.’ S...
 
 
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Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4

Inhaling India (A Diarrhea Adventure): A Foodie’s Guide to India on a Budget

Tweet “If you take the foods of the world on one side and the foods of India on another, our pile would easily tip the scales.” –Rocky Singh ************************* You might think you know Indian food. You might frequent a f...
 
 
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Kalash-3
Kalash-3
Kalash-3

A Message from the Mountains

Tweet Greetings from the edge of the civilized world, It’s been one week since I’ve last seen a computer, or even a shower for that matter. I’m currently in a sooty, log cabin in a small village in the Hindu Kush mountains of n...
 

 
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Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51

Guest Blogger Brittanie Sterner: The Surrounded Lady Traveler

Tweet This week, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a special guest blogger, a fantastically talented writer and good friend of mine, Ms. Brittanie Sterner. In 2010, I traveled with Brittanie in India for a while, before s...
 
 
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Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1

Laughing Yoga in Calcutta

Tweet The placid water of Rabindra Sarova Lake shined like gold in the light of dawn, and standing beneath a rustling fig tree on its bank, Mr. P.N. Chettiney screamed at the top of his lungs. “GOOD MORNING, CALCUTTAAAAA!” In a...
 
 
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Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7
Hyderabad Idea Paradise-7

A Hyderabad Idea, Part Two: Paradise on My Plate

Tweet 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 h...
 

 
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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

Tweet 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 spea...