Halong Bay, Vietnam

Our view from the sun deck.

After making our way from Northern Thailand and through a good part of Laos, Lila and I are currently in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. We just returned from a three day boat trip on Halong Bay, located about three hours south of Hanoi, and one of the most spectacular places that we have been all year. Watch this ...

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India Part II – From the Temples of Tamil to the Beautiful Beaches of Goa

After a few weeks in Kerala Lila and I decided to head east to the French inspired city of Pondicherry (Pondy to the locals), located along the Bay of Bengal on the far side of the state of Tamil Nadu. We boarded our first of many buses that would eventually get us there, stopping off first in the temple town of Madurai.

First of all, taking the bus in India is always a death defying experience. Apparently the buses only ...

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India Part I – Hindus and Houseboats in the Southern State of Kerala

Departing Istanbul well rested and ready to get back to the adventure, we caught a red-eye to India. Our six week tour started off in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, located in Kerala, India’s most Southern state. Kerala is also, perhaps, the most successful Communist state in the world, boosting a high literacy rate, good medical care, and a general sense of good, although monetarily poor, living. Arriving during the ten day Onam Festival, ...

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