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The quinzième, aka my new home

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from my program outlining the details of my housing assignment. It was a surprise that I received it this early, I was sure I wouldn’t get it for another week or so. 319 more words

Why Spitian village Langza at more than 4400m is a part of my permanent memory

काज़ा (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaza,_Himachal_Pradesh) से 14 किलोमीटर दूर लांग्ज़ा गांव की ढलानों पर छोटे बच्चों ने मुझे घेर लिया था। उन नन्हें हाथों में शालिग्राम ठुंसे थे जिन्हें वो औने-पौने दाम में पर्यटकों को बेचते रहते हैं। भूविज्ञान (Geology) में ये जीवाश्म (Fossils) हैं और आस्था ने उन्हें विष्णु के प्रतीक बना दिया है। खरीदूं या न खरीदूं की उहापोह से गुजरती रही थी, अंडमान के कोरल याद आए जिन्हें वहां के टापुओं से उठाकर ले जाना एकदम वर्जित है। पोर्टब्लेयर के अड्डे पर बाकायदा तलाशी होती है और पकड़े जाने पर बड़ा हर्जाना भी चुकाना पड़ता है। तो क्या स्पीति की मिट्टी में दबे-छिपे इन खास बनावट वाले पत्थरों को ले जाना भी गलत होगा? 16 more words



This amazing program is one every travele should be involved in. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 70, Servas is an incredible way to see a country, meet amazing, welcoming people, and have a nice place to call home for a few nights anywhere in the world. 593 more words


Meeting the locals 

Travelling, for me, is mainly about people. Sure there is beautiful scenery, delicious food and fun things to do, but without people all of these things would just be a little bit greyer (thanks DW!). 904 more words


Penginapan Nyaman dan Pilihan Paket Tur dari Leisure Home Stay

Wisata ke negeri jiran sering jadi pilihan karena kedekatan lokasi yang membuat pengunjung menempuh penerbangan jarak pendek dan terhindar dari jetlag. Destinasi utama Malaysia, tentulah ibukotanya, Kuala Lumpur. 223 more words


Birds of a feather...

Today I had to say goodbye to two great friends. Even though they were both from the US, we probably never would have met if it were not for our shared homestay in La Paz. 1,410 more words

Sapa, near China, and My Failed Attempt To Ride A Scooter

(from Saturday, July 25, 2015)

I see children riding them. I see fat tourists zipping around on them and Vietnamese men use them to carry massive, delicate, or creatively-shaped loads them.  1,446 more words