February 2013

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Lessons learned from traveling solo in India

by Kim February 27, 2013

Nine lessons learned by Brian as he traveled solo through India.

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Brian’s beard goes around the world

by Kim February 24, 2013

Nine months ago Brian and I left our home in Portland, Oregon and set out on the biggest adventure of our lives. For three months we camped and backpacked around the U.S. National Parks, a boyhood dream of Brian’s. Then, six months ago, on August 15, 2012, we boarded a plane to Ecuador. We didn’t […]

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Advice to My 21-Year-Old Self

by Kim February 20, 2013

I started writing this months ago for my baby sister, ten years younger than I am, to give to her on her 21st birthday. I never finished or published it and it’s been sitting in draft form ever since. But today I’m pulling it out of the gutter and sweeping off the dust, putting it out there for you to read.

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Touring Rio de Janeiro’s national park (’cause, yeah, they have one)

by Kim February 17, 2013

A surprising tour of Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca National Park, the largest urban park in the world.

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Welcome to our little home in Palolem, India

by Kim February 13, 2013

Let me show you around our home-for-two-months in Palolem, India

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Beauty in the breakdowns: we survived the rickshaw run

by Kim February 10, 2013

I would do the Rickshaw Run again. I know this in a heartbeat. Because even when this crazy adventure was bad it was still good. It was frustrating and shocking and exhausting and sad but it was always also good.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: nearing the end… of my rope

by Kim February 6, 2013

I have to be honest. I am over the rickshaw run. I’m over the breakdowns. I’m over running out of gas. I’m over the traffic and the honking and the screams of “Hello, where are you from? WHAT COUNTRY?” I am over the goddamned Parle-G biscuits. I swear to you I will never again eat a Parle-G biscuit.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: saved (again) in Gujarat

by Kim February 3, 2013

We are driving through Gujarat now, an Industrial state we were warned to avoid. The beauty and magic of our time in Rajasthan feels like a distant dream. In Gujarat we see a different side of India. It is dirty and ugly here and the level of poverty is profound. Suffering is everywhere.

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