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Category: Karnataka

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…

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…

Through the Window of a Bus

There are a fair number of military photos of Afghanistan and Iraq shot through the window of a Humvee (example…

Mascal, India

“Mascal: hiked out, canoed across the lake, rappelled off the rock, and canoed/hiked back to the camp. Outcome: a really…

Street Dogs

Warning: rather graphic post below. It might upset some people. Locals call them street dogs, pariah dogs, and sometimes pye…

South Indian Chillies

Right are South Indian Green Chillies. Remember many of the chilli contests / tricks from the past ([links no longer…

The Bengaluru’s

Above is a wild section of Bangalore owned by the Indian Military. I’m currently living within a kilometre of the…

Sri Maha Muneeshwara Temple, Bangalore

There are random temples everywhere in India; and, often they crop up in the oddest of places. This particular one…

Body Craft, Indiranagar

I went for a pedicure with the lovely Rixt today. She knows all the great places. Because I’ve been suffering…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

There I was, carrying a big stack of books, my backpack, and a flip chart board. My cell phone was…

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