Holy Cow Hiding Out

New Delhi Madness

New Delhi, or simply Delhi to Indians, was not my favorite city. Crowded, loud, pushy, and ceaseless with traffic that boggled the mind, Delhi assaulted my senses fresh off the crisp, desert air of Jordan. Thankfully, arriving in India was arriving to warm accommodations made through my travel companion of the next few weeks, Lindsay, another […]

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Hercules Temple: Amman

Around Jordan

The breathtaking desert-scapes of Petra and Wadi Rum are not the only sites in Jordan to fill the eyes with wonder. Wandering The Citadel in January after arriving in Amman, I found buildings from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad civilizations perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. Then traveling south to Petra, I understood why the King’s Highway, of biblical […]

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Full Moon Over a

The Wadi Rum Desert

For two days during the first week of January, I wandered the Wadi Rum desert with Jess, another US citizen, and Ed and Samuel, Hong Kong citizens fresh off the front lines of the Umbrella Revolution. We reveled at the dramatic backdrops generating a palpable, movie-set feel, unshakeable with open eyes. The simple kindness of the Bedouins […]

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Pamukkale: The Cotton Castle

Turkey: In the Land of the Gods

Traveling along the coast of Turkey last December put me square in the lap of ancient Greek and Roman history. The age of the ruins in Pamukkale, Ephesus, and Olympus boggled my mind. Experiencing the history in the flesh fosters appreciation that simply can’t be gathered from books. Gods and myths permeate the landscape in places […]

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