Packing for an Ibiza Party

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Packing for a Ibiza party doesn’t have to be hard. The ultimate clubbing island requires little to enjoy the ultimate party vacation. Here are some of the essentials for your...


Ruins & Boulders: Welcome to Hampi, India

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View of Virupaksha Temple from Hemakuta Hill (great hill for sunsets)

Hampi is like going to Rome or Ephesus in Turkey but without the crowds. You can walk through, sit on, stand next to and deface (as some teenagers have done...


Christmas in India

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Christmas morning yoga was cancelled so I retired myself to my favorite breakfast place in Hampi Bazaar. Three women run this outdoor establishment and cook up mighty fine and tasty...


Golden Arches of India

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None of this at a Mcdonalds in India

Today the little American inside me wanted to get out. I was walking in Mysore, India, a rather charming South India city and saw a familiar sight on the horizon....


Munnar India: Gateway to Green

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Standard dress in Kerala for man, called the mundu.

Munnar town in the lush tea-growing region of Kerala is but a dirty speck on an Indian map. This grubby little commercial town doesn’t offer a feast of sights but...


Varkala Beach: Edge of Disaster

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View of North cliff, Varkala Beach

Deep in Southern India in the state of Kerala is a funky, beach town called Varkala. It is fast becoming a ‘must go’ destination for the backpacking elite, nouveau rich...