Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Update: India, Nepal, the Maldives and Oman

Derek India, Maldives, Nepal, Oman 8 Comments

What a month and a half. After leading my latest India tour in October, a friend and I went to Nepal in order to relax and catch up on work among the beautiful Himalayas. What we didn’t realize is that Kathmandu is the third most polluted city on the planet (who knew?) so our stay there knocked us down a …

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Animal Aid Unlimited - Animal Rescue Center

An Animal Rescue Center Every Traveler To India Should Visit

Derek India 42 Comments

On the outskirts of Udaipur, a city of 500,000 people set ever-so-picturesquely along the shores of three lakes in the middle of India’s Rajasthan state, sits a gate, a simple iron gate, midway down a bumpy dirt road. This gate is kept locked at all times but if you wait in front of it for a moment or two, someone …

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Accommodation in India

Accommodation In India…Some Of My Personal Favorites

Derek India, Travel Costs 58 Comments

My latest visit to India is about to come to an end. And from my beach hut balcony I now sit, staring out at the Indian Ocean, writing in rhythm with the lightly crashing waves, wondering how I still have my teeth given the amount of sand that has ended up in my mouth as of late…and most importantly, feeling …

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Leg From a Man in India

The Day I Saw a Headless Man in India (How Would You React?)

Derek India, Perspectives, Travel Tales 173 Comments

There I was, sitting on a metal chair inside of the ‘Upper Class Waiting Room’ at the train station in the Indian city of Gwalior. My Wander Across India tour group and I had about an hour before our train to Varanasi would depart and I was perfectly content to just sit there and stare at the walls to pass …

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Rickshaw Driver in India

How Much Would You Pay This Rickshaw Driver In India?

Derek India, Perspectives 149 Comments

It’s not a quiz. It’s not a contest. I’m genuinely interested in learning how you would handle the following situation. Three days ago, I spent two hours in the heart of Old Delhi with a friend of mine who happened to be in the city as well. We wandered through the lanes of Chandni Chowk market, listened to the music …

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Wandering Earl Tours 2013 Schedule

Wandering Earl Tours – 2013 Final Schedule

Derek India, Mexico, Romania, Wandering Earl Tours 7 Comments

While I’m still on vacation, at that mystery destination, I wanted to let you all know about the remaining Wandering Earl Tours that I have planned for the rest of the year. First, I must say that putting these tours together was just a mere fantasy at this time last year, an idea that sounded interesting but that I wasn’t …

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Wandering Earl Tours

Announcing More “Wandering Earl Tours” for 2013!

Derek India, Romania, Wandering Earl Tours 56 Comments

The time has come to announce the remaining tours that I will be offering this year as part of my Wandering Earl Tours project. When I first started with these tours, I had no idea that it would grow into what it has already grown into. I assumed that I might run a couple of tours and that would probably …

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Mouse Trap at the Sheel Hotel in Mumbai

Is This The Worst or The Best Hotel in Mumbai?

Derek India, Perspectives 77 Comments

One of the most important things about travel, something that every person should understand before they set off on their adventures, is that no two people will ever have the same experiences. What one person will love, another won’t enjoy at all. What one person feels is a ‘must-see’ place, another person will label ‘not worth visiting’. There are simply …

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Palolem Hospital, Goa

Seafood Poisoning Is Less Fun Than I Ever Imagined

Derek India 115 Comments

It is only natural that the day after I published my post on how healthy I’ve been feeling as of late while here on the beaches of Goa, I would be stricken with an illness. And what an illness I’ve ended up with. My face is swollen and red, there’s a rash on my arms, my legs and even in …

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Evening at Palolem Beach, Goa

The Healthiest I’ve Felt in a Long Time

Derek India, Perspectives 84 Comments

It’s all thanks to the beach. I’ve been planted here on Palolem Beach in Goa for 17 days already and this morning I realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this physically and mentally healthy. My daily routine since arriving in this paradise has been quite simple and it has barely changed at all during my stay. …

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