The whole family!

Can I take one picture?

In some places in India, we are a novelty. White people are an extreme rarity here – even at the most touristy locations, nearly all of the people you see and meet are Indian. Most of the time, you go on not noticing how much you stand out and for the most part, the people…

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Sima Hotel

Sima Hotel

Earlier today, we went with our friends to explore Sima Hotel, just off the beach on the south side of Agonda. The hotel is a huge half-built, abandoned resort, construction on which started 25 years ago and halted shortly thereafter. There are varying accounts as to why construction stopped, ranging from infighting between business partners…

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Much to Danielle's chagrin, these are the sunglasses I have yet to lose.

Hey Man, Nice Shades

We’ve been in India for just under a month, and I’m somehow on my 4th pair of sunglasses. I arrived in country with a pair of cheap sports sunglasses that Danielle bought for me about 18 months ago, which I loved. I managed to hold on to them until we left Nashik, about a week…

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The Wine Capital of India

The Wine Capital of India

As our time in Mumbai was coming to a close, we set our sights on a city 100 miles to the northeast called Nashik. The fourth fastest-growing city in India, Nashik is a city of about 1.5 million people and is situated on the Godavari River, which is considered holy in Hinduism. While the city…

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Change you can believe in

Change you can believe in

A strange and sometimes aggravating phenomenon occurs here in India whereby nobody seems to have small bills or coins. Not taxi drivers, not food vendors, not bookstores, not hotels – nobody. Unless you pay with exact change, no matter the situation, the person you’re paying will say “do you have change?” If you say no,…

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