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The latest and greatest from those who live, work, study, and travel through Asia.

I'm writing this not because I seek pity or help, but just out of sheer honesty, in hopes that it may offer encouragement to anyone else feeling the same, regardless of the place or circumstances. I know this too...
It is called "Incredible India" for a reason. Every day I learn something new about this place, or see something fascinating. Sometimes it's entertaining, other times disturbing, but it always interesting! Hindi Language 1.  The Hindi language is beautiful and much...
My trip to these villages in the Himalaya Mountains left me feeling like I had stepped back in time or just walked into an Indiana Jones movie. They are ancient villages on the verge of modernization. Road Trip Our first stop...
Weddings here in India are huge!  The festivities can go on for months, with an engagement ceremony, ring ceremony, henna ceremony, and other celebrations, even before the big day. The actual wedding can go on for days or a...
We all have bad days. They are just part of life. I recently experienced one in India, and the circumstances, for the most part, were unique to India. It all started when I was on a conference call. I work...
I decided to take my project team on on a weekend excursion so that we could have some fun and get to know each other better.  My brother was going to be in town and he owns our company,...
I've been staying at the Courtyard Marriott for the last 4 months and as much as I love that hotel and their wonderful staff, it was time to get my own place. I missed cooking, having the ability to...
I've been in India for four months now and so far I've visited Agra, Jaipur, Udaipiur and Rieshikesh. Booking reservations and traveling around India is quite different from how we do things in the USA. Your passport First of all, all...
As a photographer, I always longed for a chance to visit a floating market in Thailand. The vibrant colors and the bustling market and the canals just looked too inviting and tempting to pass up. So when I had...
I received a call late on Friday night from an Indian friend inviting me to join him and some friends for a weekend camping trip in an area called Reishikesh, in the Himalayas. Physically I knew I should decline...

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