Travel in India: The Inconvenient Truth

Indian Train

Travel is awesome. It’s an experience, it’s an education. BUT!… it’s not always fun & games… particularly in India! There is no arguing that the subcontinent offers some of the world’s greatest sights & experiences, but India also throws up some difficult challenges that might have you questioning if it’s all worth it?! Culture shock may need to … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Son of a Sonamarg Shepherd

Indian shepherd boy

On our trek through the Kashmiri Himalayas we saw lots of hardened youngsters, punching well above the weight in maturity. This young shepherd was one of the toughest though. He was helping his father lead their herd of goats through the valley, wearing shoes 4 sizes to big & a heavy sack slung over his shoulder. It … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Life in Laos

Laos farmer (b&w)

 Life in Laos is simple to say the least. There is nothing but farmland & fishing villages throughout this captivating country. We took this shot just outside Champasak in southern Laos while motorbiking around the dirt tracks alongside the Mekong. The sights and scenery as we rode through the rice fields & hills was stunning & this was a particularly … Continue reading

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Story #5: Diamond in the Rough

Story #5: Diamond in the Rough I definitely saved the best for last. The Grand Finale. All About Thavi. After meeting Thavi I decided I was going to find and buy some sort of  protective bubble to keep him in, far away from all the mean people in the world. He’s the sort of guy that … Continue reading

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Story #4: Living on $3.00

Story #4: Living on $3.00 We ate most of our meals in one reliable restaurant. When we go to a new city of course we try to find new places to eat at everyday, but at the same time we find ourselves going back to the same restaurant once or twice a day. I like the chance … Continue reading

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