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25 Photos: The Views Are Magnificent on Our Way up to Lipton’s Seat

Sri Lanka – on our way up to Lipton’s Seat, the views are breathtakingly stunning. I had to tell the driver a couple of times to stop here and there so I can take some photographs. The emerald views seem endless as hills and mountains roll high and low. Lipton’s Seat is, of course, the […]

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These Fishermen on Stilts in Sri Lanka are Fishing for Money Galle, Sri Lanka).

These Fishermen on Stilts in Sri Lanka are Fishing for Money

When traveling in Sri Lanka, one of the scenes that would forever be etched in your memory is the fishermen on stilts. They can be found along the coast or wherever there’s water. However, the practice of stilt fishing may look like a time-honoured custom but it’s actually not. It started around World War II – […]

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The State of the Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka

The State of the Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka

In my previous post, I wrote about how I got into the tourist trap of bathing a chained elephant at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. I regretted it and I still feel guilty about it. It’s probably the most stupid thing I’ve done in my travels. It’s irresponsible travel in many ways. An Orphanage? […]

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I Bathed an Ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I Instantly Regretted it! (Sri Lanka).

I Bathed an Ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I Instantly Regretted it!

In Sri Lanka, I bathed an ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I instantly regretted it. As soon as I saw the elephant with a chain on her neck, I was heartbroken. But, instead of backing out and demanding to return the money I paid for ($5), I went down into the river. Why? It’s for the […]

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Doors inside Jaipur City Palace (Pink City, Jaipur, India)

Itinerary – 10 Days in India

Early this year, I had a 10-day trip to India. Yes, I know, for a huge country like India, 10 days is a joke, right? 😀 That’s why, I chose to explore New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These three cities are the usual tourist destinations for those who have little time in the country. They’re called […]

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What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi

The Ganges River in Varanasi is everything to the Hindus who live in the city. They consider it holy but they don’t treat it like one. It’s murky and polluted. For a visitor like me, I see the flowing river crying for help. Strolling along the banks, I saw a lot of things that’s not […]

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The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the Faint-Hearted

The burning of the dead on the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the faint-hearted. There’s nothing like this in the world where cremation is done in public view. Locals and tourists can sit and watch the whole ritual from a distance or closer if you’re brave. However, taking photos seem be […]

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Amer Fort (Amber Fort) - The Palace Built on a Mountain in Jaipur (India).

Amer Fort – A Palace Perched on a Hill in Jaipur

Amer Fort or Amber Fort (as the guidebooks name it) literally sits atop a hill in Jaipur. I’d say that Amer Fort looks more marvelous that the Red Forts in Agra and New Delhi. You’ll find every courtyard, palace and room interesting to discover. Though there were some renovations going on when I went there, […]

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Doors inside Jaipur City Palace (Pink City, Jaipur, India)

Jaipur City Palace – Your Window to Royal Extravagance

Jaipur City Palace is your window to royal extravagance of ancient India. The complex is a maze of courtyards, palaces and architectural beauty, ready to blow your mind away. And oh, it’s super pink, too, like the rest of the city. This Palace was used as a royal residence of the Singh family who ruled […]

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Jantar Mantar in Jaipur - Where You'll Find the Largest Stone Sundial (India).

Jantar Mantar in Jaipur – Where You’ll Find the Largest Stone Sundial in the World

At Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, you’ll find the world’s largest sundial stone. This place a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an ancient collection of 19 astronomical structures built in the open field. Including in these 19 objects are the zodiac signs – better find yours. At first, you might not be impressed as they […]

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