[This blog is in a constant cycle of drought / resuscitation. It is currently being Lazarus’d as I embark on a month-long trip to Croatia, followed by a month-long trip to Prague, followed by either a similar progression of countries or a return to the homeland.] Let my life be a cautionary tale to you. …

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Otherwise known as haggling in India. Goa, India | Day 17 Gambling and haggling have a lot of the feels in common. And I’m pretty sure the house always wins in haggling too. And by the house, I mean not me. But I’m still here to tell you what I learned. Because after five weeks in India, it’s not …

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Hampi, India | Day 14 | Heart of the former Vijayanagara Empire Hampi is not easy to get to from New Delhi. It involved a flight to Bangaluru (Bangalore), then another flight to Hubballi, then a train to Hospet (at which point I decided ‘close e-damn-nough’). There are definitely places to stay in Hampi but …

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Bijaipur, India | Day Seven | A Freaking Castle In which we stay at an honest-to-goodness castle in the middle of nowhere, are treated to some lovely out-of-season-rain, and have the place to ourselves.. In which I also learn pertinent things about instructional text in India, start to understand how this country functions, and realize I’ve …

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Jaipur, India | Day Five | Amer Fort The gap between the actual timeline of being in India (today is Day 12!) and posting sequentially is widening. It’s alright though because the New Delhi stops in between the grander laps of India are nice little oases of calm that lack big sightseeing flurries. (As a quick educational note, …

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