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Hey Girl, Whatcha Doin’?

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A few new things happening in the world of Girl, Unstoppable: Website Design Change One of the things I enjoy about maintaining a website on my own is the opportunity to change it when I feel inspired to do so. I’m no web designer, but I’ve come to appreciate the process of figuring out the […]

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To Recline or Not to Recline: The Airplane Seat Domino Dilemma

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My row mate and I had the easy camaraderie that comes when you realize that boarding has closed and the third person in your row of three will not be joining you. I unbuckled my seat belt and slid into the window seat that I would have picked had I been able to check in […]

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There’s No Internet in the El Panchan Jungle, But There Are 12 Hour Techno Parties

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When you go to Palenque, many people recommend that you find a bed in a place called El Panchan. It’s a little village tucked away in a reforested patch of jungle somewhere between the modern Palenque town and the ruins of Palenque. I arrive in Palenque town early in the morning and find a cab […]

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My 7 Links: A Trip Through the Travel Blog Archives

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I was tagged to dig through my old blog posts and partake in Tripbase’s My 7 Links by fellow travel bloggers, Phil Paoletta, Suneé le Roux, and Lola Akinmade Åkerström. Here goes: » My most beautiful post: Falling for Mexico City on the Metro Last year, the people of the über-metropolis of Mexico City surprised […]

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Songs for the Road No. 11: Indian Music Fusion

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Hindu Chanting + Reggae Years ago, I stumbled upon this song when this video was played on a short-lived world music channel. I was intrigued by the chanting at the beginning, but when the singer opened his mouth, I’m pretty sure my own mouth dropped open. There were so many things about the artist that […]

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India’s Staring Culture

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There were numerous aspects of India that could have shattered my travel resilience, but what ultimately did it was the staring. It wasn’t just that I felt eyes on me regularly, it was also that the eyes were blank and unrelenting. And they continued to stare and stare even when they met mine and I […]

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Introducing My New California Photography Blog

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Dear Readers, Like many others with a zealous inclination towards peregrination, when I am at home, I try to find ways to maintain the traveling spirit that invigorates me when I am abroad. This involves road trips, weekend excursions, and seeking out new spots to visit in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay […]

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Songs for the Road No. 8: A Mehndi Folk Song

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I’ve had Mehndi/Madhorama Pencha in my music collection for a while now and have always loved the joyfulness of it. The percussive clapping and the freewheeling female vocals always inspire me to move. It wasn’t until after the wedding I attended in Kolkata that I found out that mehndi is the application of henna and […]

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