Posts Tagged With: India

Check out my ‘grams!

Goa hutsIt brightened a cold and dreary day to find out that three of my Instgram photos from India were selected for this bright and beautiful Matador Network photo gallery: 29 Instagrams that show how vibrant the world really is. (It’s actually very hard NOT to take colorful photos in India, so I had a significant advantage.)

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Instagram Roundup (Part III) – India

Chai

I went to the same chai stand every morning and stood around with the commuters to enjoy my little cup.

My home base for my seven weeks in India was Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Madras. Chennai is the fourth-largest city in India and boasts the 11th longest beach in the world. And that’s about it, which is why I enjoyed my time there. I didn’t need to accomplish anything. Instead, I walked to the same chai stand every morning. I established a little routine. And I left feeling that I got a taste of life as a local. Here are some highlights…

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A Stroll along Marina Beach

palm tree

The average width of the beach is 1,000 ft.!

Now that I’m back in the land of the snow and ice, it’s hard to believe that just a week ago I was strolling along Marina Beach in Chennai, one of the longest beaches in the world. I also made a stop at San Thome Basilica, which is built over the tomb of disciple St. Thomas. St. Thomas spent 20 years in India, from 52 to 72 AD.

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On the Road: The Five Things I Can’t Live Without

5 thingsDuring my recent travels to Southeast Asia and India, there were a few items that made life on the road so much easier and more comfortable. Here they are (with links to where you can purchase them):

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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 (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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