An unexpected sign

On the way to Munnar, India, the driver stopped for lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I went to the...

As time flies

Slightly over a month ago, Christmas Eve, I was parked on the edge of a river, next to several rice...

Death of a travel bug?

Death may be a bit strong of a word, but let us just say that, for this year, I think...

The Wedding: Ummm? The fire, people!

OK. I’ll admit it, I’m not used to seeing fires at a wedding! There you have it. However, at the...

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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…

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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…

Waiting for the fog to clear

Probably one of the most iconic images of India that I’ve seen is the Taj Mahal. My first stop in India was Agra, home to that iconic building. My time in Agra was very short, only a morning. Then, I…

Took-Took

I’ll start this post with a bit of commentary from the 1988 US Vice-Presidential debates: Quayle: Three times that I’ve had this question — and I will try to answer it again for you, as clearly as I can, because…

Nothing unusual here, folks

I’m working a little backwards here, but I’ll start the story of my travels with my travel home. In the US, to see something like this would stop traffic, perhaps call a news service to be called out, or maybe…