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“Delhi is a city that pulses at street level. It’s also more opulent and regal than a first-time traveller might expect and a layered and fulfilling cultural experience.” Thanks to Travel Talk Magazine for publishing this guide. Click on ROYALTY, RELIGION AND RELICS: A CULTURAL TRIP THROUGH DELHI for the full article.

“Hey American, where are you from?” Even with a backpack full of clanging copper bowls and carpets, the shopkeepers in the Grand Bazaar will still peddle their wares as if buying six Persian rugs and a hookah is an everyday purchase. They’re not shy about letting you know they want your money and will do their best to get it by bellowing out well-worn phrases and telling you that their cousin lives in America… Read More

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”  I thought I was quite a good traveller; prepared, organised, packed light and knew not to carry oversized hand cream, but when I flew overseas last year on a passport that was short 5 days of its 6-month validity, well, it was time to rethink. It’s very easy to overlook… Read More

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou When I was in high school, there was one Chinese girl in my class. I remember her well; in my hometown she was different. Today when I caught the train to pick up my own… Read More

“For three years I called New Delhi home. In a city that is a living breathing reflection of India’s cultural heart, I guess as an expat I stood out. Though we foreigners may wear the clothes, soak up the festivities and get our feet dusty wearing sandals all year round, unless you’re one of those fortunate souls who can thoroughly imbibe the deep-seated culture, you’re still somewhat of a surface dweller. We… Read More

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