A Day (& Night) in the Life of Varanasi

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A day (& night) in the life of Varanasi is just that. A casual day spent in the Indian town of Varanasi (also called Benares or Kasi). In this video you will see that the town is the canvas and the people are the unique brush strokes. And every day is a new painting. And […]

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How to Trek the Chamba Valley, India

Chamba Valley Trek Photo

This is an outline on how to trek the Chamba Valley, India. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. This is […]

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How to Trek to the Source of the Ganges River, NW India

Ganga Pilgrimage

How to trek to the source of the Ganges River in NW India. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided pilgrimage on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. This […]

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How to Travel from Manali to Leh, NW India

Manali to Leh

This is a post on how to travel from Manali to Leh, NW India, the hard way. I completely underestimated this scheduled 18-hour ride. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a […]

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How to Ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India

Lamayuru

In this post I outline how to ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India. It is the oldest in Ladakh, dating back beyond the 10th century. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided motorcycle activity […]

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How to Trek near Leh, NW India

Digala Trek 7

In this post I outline how to trek near Leh, NW India (to the Diga La Pass specifically). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig […]

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How to Attend the Wagah Border Ceremony

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In this post I outline how to attend the Wagah border ceremony. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. Difficulty Level: […]

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Chamba Valley Trek, India

Chamba Valley Trek Photo

Himachal Pradesh, Bhagsu to Lamu, India  Chamba Valley Trek Dam it! How long can it possibly take to walk down a slippery slope in a cold rain shower? What on earth was taking Eli so long? It was getting late, the temperature was dropping, my clothes were soaked, we were still at least 4 hours […]

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Pilgrimage to the source of the Ganges – Narrative

Ganga Pilgrimage

Uttarakhand, Gangotri, India Indian mythology In Indian mythology, the Ganges River was brought to earth from heaven by a rishi (sage) named Bhagirath. The rishi endured a long penance so that India could have a perennial water source. However, the force of the Ganges was so strong that Shiva had to break her fall on […]

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Manali to Leh Expedition – Narrative

Manali to Leh

Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, India Manali to Leh Expedition Ok, how complicated or adventurous can a simple jeep trip from Manali to Leh be? I wasn’t searching for an overland expedition, just a ride. Actually I had made the trip before, but in the other direction so knew that the route is pretty rugged in […]

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