The Kolkata Flower Market

On a trip in India years ago, on one of my final days in Kolkata, I had only one thing left I wanted to accomplish. That was to check out the flower market.  The evening before I had decided that if someone tried to talk to me, I would make an attempt to be open…

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Durga Puja – Princess Power!

On a solo trip to Kolkata a few years back, I was picked up at the airport by a representative from my hotel, cheerfully awaiting my arrival.  She escorted me to the car where the driver was waiting for us.  When we pulled away from the airport she turned back to face me and said…

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Alone in Kolkata – Arrival

One of my first ‘big’ solo trips was to India and Nepal a few years ago.  My main intention was to go to Nepal, where I would be spending a month volunteering at a Buddhist Monastery.  I decided to add on a month in India beforehand to see some areas I had never been to…

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Infectious India – An Introduction.

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.  Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” ~Mark Twain India is unlike any other place you will…

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