Monthly Archives: June 2010

Welcome to India (or, This Guy Was No Prabaker)

I’ve had an itch to go to India for several years, the beginnings of which I can trace back to when I read Shantaram for the first time. Shantaram is one of my favorite books of all time; incredible story … Continue reading

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My Bags are Packed, I’m Ready to Go

The day before I left Malaysia, I unpacked everything I had and laid it all out. As it was, my backpack was packed to the brim, and that simply wouldn’t do. Much easier to have a little extra space, because … Continue reading

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Malaysia, Truly Asia?

To get from Hanoi to India, you can fly through either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. I’ve already been to Bangkok several times but have been to Malaysia only once, which made it an easy call. Since I had to book … Continue reading

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On Leaving Vietnam

I came to Vietnam expecting to be there for just three months before leaving for Thailand, but it wasn’t until 18 months later that I finally said my final goodbye’s to a city that can be charming, frustrating, colorful and … Continue reading

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