Stairway to Heaven: Ascending Borobudur Temple
School children preparing to interview us atop Borodudur

Stairway to Heaven: Ascending Borobudur Temple

It is almost impossible to see Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple) entirely from any vantage point. Though only seven levels high, each level is quite wide.  On each, a two-meter walkway passes between panel after panel…

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What is an Indian City like?
Smell and taste of the city, a street food stall

What is an Indian City like?

  • India

After a few months touring the length and breadth of India, we gained a good idea of how the cities look and how the daily life works. We know generally how to find the supplies…

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Star Struck in Jaipur
Giant soupbowl, or astrolabe, Jantar Mantar

Star Struck in Jaipur

  • India

Entering the huge rectangular courtyard in Jaipur is like coming into a small walled palace, which would not be surprising in a town like this with old and new palaces all around. A low gate…

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The Three Faces of Mumbai
Shiva as trimurthi, three aspects of the divine, Elephanta

The Three Faces of Mumbai

The enormous three-headed bust of the god Shiva presides over a huge 8th century temple hand carved from solid rock on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour. That's a one hour ferry ride from another emblem…

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