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Category: India

I Remember the Silence

I’m having difficulty sleeping… a bit because of the Boston attacks… a bit because they dredged up memories… I feel…

Ajanta and Jalgaon

Ajanta’s journey was with Steve from Crawley and involved another Indian bus adventure. The journey was a “whenever” thing and…

The Cobbler

As I was walking to the gym tonight I broke the heel on one of my beautiful Indian shoes. The…

Bannerhatta National Park

Bannerghatta… the National Park. It’s outside of Bangalore and is billed as a place where animals supposedly roam within one…

Goa and Calangute Beach

In retrospective, one of my biggest regrets going into Goa was going in blind; I had only two full days…

The Ride to Calangute

So, how’d I get back to Calangute? I’m glad you asked. Remember the list I put together when I jumped…

Basilica of Bom Jésus

The final church I visited (there are only so many churches one can do in a day) was the Basilica…

St. Francis of Assisi

After getting over my initial shock of suddenly going from a stretch of rainy uninhabited jungle to a bustling tourist…

“The” Goan Boat Tour

The day started out innocently enough. I decided to wander over to the beach area where on Friday I saw…

Goa

I’ve travelled enough to be able to recognize which colonial country settled in an area by looking at the architecture;…

Country Bugs

In India, most of the termites that I’ve seen have built their homes in red, sandy, loamy like soil; and,…

Mascal Village

To get to the outdoor camp at Mascal, we had to drive by a small village, walk through a small…

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