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God in India

by Kim May 4, 2014

The story it took me over a year to tell this story about the most amazing person I met in India.

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On being a foreigner

by Kim April 10, 2013

Traveling has taught me what it feels like to be an outsider, to miss being in a place that I just intrinsically understand, a place that I can effortlessly move through without having to double check that I am adhering to the cultural norms.

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A conversation on an Indian airplane

by Kim April 3, 2013

An airplane conversation that I’m absolutely sure would only happen in India.

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What to do about beggars in India?

by Kim March 24, 2013

What is the right way to deal with beggars in India? Should you give money? Food? When are you helping and when are you feeding the cycle of corruption?

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Attempting to heal a broken heart in Hampi

by Kim March 20, 2013

A friend has come to visit us in India on the tail of a painful breakup. We head to Hampi, a place that seems the perfect backdrop for a transformation.

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Slow travel: The benefits of being still

by Kim March 17, 2013

Before we came here, to this tiny Indian town, our conversations tended towards the next place we were going. Should we take the overnight bus or the morning bus? Should we go to this city or that one? Have you researched the hostels? Do you know the exchange rate? It was all business all of the time. And we took a beating because of it. We were beginning to forget why we were doing this, and why we were doing it together.

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My morning run in Palolem, India

by Kim March 4, 2013

Come with me on my morning run here in Palolem, India.

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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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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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A night in the desert: A Jaisalmer camel tour

by Kim January 29, 2013

To kick-off his solo Indian adventures, Brian took a desert camel safari in the Thar Desert.

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Beauty in the breakdowns and the accidents

by Kim January 26, 2013

So, I crashed the rickshaw, but just barely.

It happened in Udaipur. We’d arrived in the early afternoon, hoping to find a guesthouse and settle down for sixteen whole hours after 4 days of driving on India’s maniacal roads.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: a place to rest our heads

by Kim January 23, 2013

The rickshaw was on her last leg as we bumped by a tiny village. Village, in fact, might be too strong of a word. Five shambled structures sat at the intersection of two dirt roads. A group of men stood in front of them. We stopped the rickshaw. We had to. The men stared but kept their distance. Who knows what they were thinking?

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Beauty in the breakdowns: driving 3,000 kilometers through India in a rickshaw

by Kim January 20, 2013

I have a bucket list. I’ve got 83 things on this list. Big things and I add to it often. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. I want to buy a campervan and drive it across Australia. I want to do an ironman triathlon. I want to write a book.

Never once in the history of my bucket list have I ever considered adding: “Drive a three-wheeled rickshaw 3,500 kilometers down the sub-continent of India.”

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