Monthly Archives: January 2015

India Roundup (Part II) – India

Ambassador car

my sweet ride

After my respite in Sri Lanka, I hit the road again with the Travel Scientists, this time in a car. India’s Cup Ambassador car rally took me through six Indian states over two weeks. Even though I desperately missed the excitement of traveling by rickshaw, we were able to cover a lot more ground and take in some incredibly diverse and stunning scenery. Take a look…

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I went off-roading in a rickshaw and lived to tell.

Game of Horns selfie

Game of Horns selfie

Want to see what a typical day was like on the Rickshaw Challenge? Check out my post for The Rickshaw Times blog: Ride Along with Game of Horns.

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My First Day in India

Shore Temple

Shore Temple

I arrived in India on the evening of December 28, 2014, to spend nearly two months on the road in South India, handling social media for two “rallies” organized by The Travel Scientiststhe Rickshaw Challenge and India’s Cup.

We were out early the next morning, since it was the first official day of the Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run 2015. It was definitely the coldest day I experienced while in India, but it was memorable for other reasons as well. Check out what I saw in my post for The Travel Scientists’ blog: Along the Coast to Pondicherry.

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Instagram Roundup – Sri Lanka

Atapattu Walawwa House

The columns channel the wind to flow throughout Atapattu Walawwa.

I had the pleasure of spending five relaxing days in Sri Lanka, recovering from the Rickshaw Challenge and securing another 30-day visa for India. In Galle, I stayed in a fascinating 260-year old home, Atapattu Walawwa, which was built in complete harmony with the natural environment and incorporates Buddhist principles in its design.

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What to Pack in Your Carry Ons

Here’s a handy little list I put together of all of the items I packed in my two carry ons for recent trips overseas:

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Instagram Roundup (Part 1) – India

Rickshaws in a row

Ready to roll! (Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run 2015)

I arrived in India for the first time on December 28, and immediately sucked into the whirlwind of insanity that is the Rickshaw Challenge. The 10 days that followed were some of the most exhilarating – and exhausting – of my life.

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