India

  • The 10 Best Things We Ate This Year

    By Natalie on December 30, 2013
    We ate a lot this year. In fact, we often ate a lot this year. So it seems only fitting that our year-end reflection take in some of the highlights of that frequent and ferocious pastime of ours. The 10 Best Things We Ate This Year 10. Baklava in Greece For all that we loved the food in Turkey, we […]
  • The Delhi Bird Hospital—Put a Bird on Your Delhi Trip

    By Natalie on December 27, 2013
    When Delhiites ask your favourite site in Delhi bird hospital is not the answer they’re looking for. Not even close. But in this girl’s opinion, visiting the Jain Birds Hospital —aka Charity Birds Hospital, aka Delhi bird hospital—is one of the most fulfilling experience in the capital. You might not think of birds as cuddly creatures. (I surely did not). Be that […]
  • 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Travel in India

    By Cliff on December 17, 2013
    Plenty of blogs, books, and other resources document the basics of travel in India, things that everyone should be aware of before taking the plunge into any country: visa requirements, water safety, sanitation conditions, vaccinations, etc. You know, the basics. For travel in India, Sharell Cook writes about it at about.com and The Lost Girls have a helpful piece here. Then there’s a […]
  • Travel in Rajasthan, The ABCs of India’s Most Colourful State

    By Natalie on December 11, 2013
    Travel in Rajasthan includes a whole lot of superlatives. Rajasthan—which means the land of kings—is the subcontinent’s largest state. It’s often called the most colorful, and even the “most Indian” state. To help wrap your head around all the “mosts” associated with one of India’s most visited states, here’s your A-Z guide to travel in Rajasthan. The ABCs of Travel […]
  • The Week in Photos — Hampi, Lots of Boulders, More Potheads

    By Pasture Braised on December 6, 2013
    Hampi is legendary on the South India backpacker circuit. We’d heard great things about its precariously stacked boulder formations, crumbling temples, beautiful rice paddies, and chilled-out vibe since our first stay in an Indian guesthouse. We arrived ready to relax. What we got was by far the worst tout experience we’ve encountered in India. Throughout the subcontinent, drone-like auto-rickshaw drivers/tour guide/guesthouse […]