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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I’ve been a rockgodsuperstar at submitting things to competitions I will never win lately. The most recent of these is a 2500 character entry for a World Nomad scholarship to the Balkans… I initially misread the required length of the submission as 2500 words versus 2500 characters and crafted a truly lovely overarching tale of our adventure on …

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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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