Author: Paul

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Vanessa and I started the new year off right, in my opinion, with a trip to Kiawah Island, SC for a little beach time. Naturally, on the way, we stopped at Hyman’s for my crispy flounder dish and their ever so tempting, Carolina Delight (Grit cakes covered with shrimp and a tasty, creamy sauce). We arrived at night, after sunset, on the 1/1/2016, but gave the sunset a shot on 1/2/2016 and were treated to a bit of music. There was…

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Not a whole lot to say here. I went on a boat ride to a small island in Chilika Lake, a HUGE brackish water lagoon, measuring some 1100 km2 and 41 miles on one side! This island had a small temple, a few shops, and a few people. There wasn’t a whole lot to see, but it was nice to go for a ride. As I was departing, to get back in the boat, I met these kids and even…

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Obviously, this goat needs no directions on how to find food! On the way back from Golpapur, on the Bay of Bengal, we arrived in the city of Bhubaneswar, which is where Raj’s house is located. When we got there, the driver stopped several times to ask people for directions on how to get to the hotel. He was speaking in his native language of Odia, but it was clear that he was asking and receiving directions. He’d stop at…

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Raj: I’m sorry. I know that they your reception was supposed to be about you, but … the moves, man! The moves! 😀 The lights were pulsing, the beat pounding, feet moving, hands waving, invitations to dance by young and old, lots of fun. Little did I know that my super smooth moves would elevate me to that of celebrity … but I was soon to find out … One of the most fun parts of an Indian wedding, to…

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I can imagine that anyone who has tasted Indian food will realize that it is complex in flavor. It’s loaded with so many different spices, so many levels. It is so complex that it is nearly impossible to pair a wine with it. Instead, you just have to go with something simple, beer. I’ve already spoken about the complexity of their traffic! Add to the this the fact that each state has their own language and many dialects of that…

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My friend, Raj, asked me: So, now that you’ve been in India for a week, what do you think of the traffic? As I had given this much thought prior to his question, I only paused a little: Well. It’s like some sick twisted video game that has no rules. You get one life, no rule book, and have to hope that you make it to your destination. He laughed and said that it was the best description that he’d…

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