Category Archives: International

Jain Temple

Jains believe that animals and plants, as well as human beings, contain living souls. Each of these souls is considered of equal value and should be treated with respect and compassion.  They will not eat meat or any vegetable that … Continue reading

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Internet was Sporadic at Best

I know I said I was going to post to this blog page while traveling in India, and I really did try.  I was even successful on two or three occasions.  Yes, I carried an adapter.  Yes, all of the … Continue reading

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Who Has the Right of Way?

With a recorded population of 1.27 billion, you expect the streets should be crowded. BUT… Many streets have no lanes marked, and if they do, it doesn’t seem to matter. A street with two lanes turns into a street with … Continue reading

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Street Food

While exploring the streets around the hotel, our guide, Rav, stopped to show us the preparation of one type of street food.

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Educate a Child, Educate a Nation

There is a very strong push to increase the literacy rate in India, and literacy rates have been improving at a steady rate, at least in the cities.  But 70% of the population lives in rural village areas.  There are … Continue reading

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In Mumbai, India

Well, I arrived in Mumbai at 8:20 PM, July 6, 2013.  It is still July 5th at home. Let’s go back a little.  It was 10:30 when I arrived at the airport in Raleigh.  I beat the crowd so that … Continue reading

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Two Week Countdown

Last week I went for my immunizations.  Not bad… the only needle was a polio boost.  But to tell the truth, I’d rather have a shot and be finished.  I have two medications to take by mouth: malaria and typhoid.  … Continue reading

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