The Week in Photos

  • The Week In Photos: Riding The Yangon Circle Train

    By Natalie on January 23, 2014
    Riding the Yangon circle train around Myanmar’s capital is like watching a life-sized flip book illustrating Burmese life. The train seems to travel through time and space. Scenes flicker and evolve, but you never go so fast that the story becomes a blur. Replace Mr. Stick Figure with smiling faces, vibrant fabrics, and the greenest of green watercress paddies, and watch […]
  • 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 […]
  • Grocery Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

    By Pasture Braised on December 20, 2013
    Grocery shopping in Kuala Lumpur is a trip. Especially considering we flew in from India where we didn’t even see a grocery store for three months. We were only in town for the weekend, and certainly didn’t need to go grocery shopping in Kuala Lumpur. But the Isetan at the über-bougie Petronas Towers mall drew us in. Isetan is a […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Week in Photos: Diwali

    By Pasture Braised on November 13, 2013
    Diwali, the five-day “festival of lights” is the year’s largest Hindu festival. “Diwali” or “Divali” comes from deepavali, which means “row of lamps”. At night Hindus light small clay lamps filled with oil called diyas. The light symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. Families keep their diyas burning and their front doors open throughout the night to lure in Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth of prosperity. Burning diyas […]