India
 
 
 
Backpackology 101
 
Travelers Diarrhea-2
Travelers Diarrhea-2
Travelers Diarrhea-2

Everything You Never Knew You Didn’t Want to Know About Traveler’s Diarrhea

After three months of dread-filled anticipation, it was in Kannur, India, at the ironically named “Hotel Happiness,” that I finally got what was coming to me. The first wave of nausea ripped me awake at about 2:45AM, and within...
 
Culture
 
Border Closing-1-2
Border Closing-1-2
Border Closing-1-2

Last* Wednesday Wanderings: The Closing of the Border

I would have posted this last Wednesday, but I just so happened to be ankle-deep in yak shit with some nomadic, yurt-dwelling family, near the border of the vowel-impaired nation of Kyrgyzstan… But better late than never....
 
Bizarre
 
Kuruva Theyyam31-3
Kuruva Theyyam31-3
Kuruva Theyyam31-3

Wednesday Wanderings: The Baali Theyyam

I know it’s Monday and not Wednesday, but today’s story isn’t finished yet, and NO ONE’S PERFECT GET OFF MY LAWN. For this Wednesday Monday Wandering, here’s a video of the Baali Theyyam in Kuruva,...

 
Culture
 
Golden Temple WW-1
Golden Temple WW-1
Golden Temple WW-1

Wednesday Wanderings: The Golden Temple of Amritsar

I’d like to try a little experiment. A friend of mine recently pointed out the irony in that, despite my college degree in Film Production, I never share any videos on this site. To which I pointed out that, with the narc...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4
Indian Food-4

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

“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 few Ind...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51
Namaste Hindustan WM-51

Guest Blogger Brittanie Sterner: The Surrounded Lady Traveler

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 setting...

 
Culture
 
Great Trunk Road-24
Great Trunk Road-24
Great Trunk Road-24

The Great Trunk Road

Blazing north from the southern horn of India, I follow the old ‘Great Trunk Road’ through the ex-Mughal heartlands of Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and the Panjab, cutting straight towards the border of Pakistan… By...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1
Laughing Yoga-1

Laughing Yoga in Calcutta

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 neat ...
 
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...