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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

December 10, 2008
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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I arrive in Kathmandu as the first rays of sun dissolve the morning mist. The humid hot air of Kolkata has given way to brisk mountain air. Kathmandu, with a population of 700.000 Inhabitants, lies in a valley in the southern foothills of the Himalayas at 1400...
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The Journey from India to Nepal

December 8, 2008
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The Journey from India to Nepal

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot The overnight train ride from Kolkata to Patna does not feel as enjoyable and safe as all the other train ride adventures I have had so far. I am a bit concerned about my safety and the safety of my stuff. During the entire ride persistent beggars...
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

November 28, 2008
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Further on, craftsmen with their tools laid out in front of them are sitting on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up for a job. I walk far into areas where rarely another traveler has been seen. My favorite visual moment of the day is when I...
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Hyderabad; A new airport

November 9, 2008
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Hyderabad; A new airport

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I get to Hyderabad in the afternoon. It’s sticky, stinky, smoky, hot and very crowded. There are loads of completely covered Muslim ladies in black wandering the streets. Karthik is helpful and tries to find me the bus to the just recently opened new airport, which lies...
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Running with Food: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part 4

October 21, 2008
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Running with Food: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part 4

Photos by Uli Loskot There is no need to bring much food or drink on the train, eager waiters loaded with edibles come running up and down the train shouting out their goods all day long. At every stop food vendors flood the train and the platforms serve as a food market as well....
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A Lot of Sleepers: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part2

October 14, 2008
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A Lot of Sleepers: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part2

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot The landscape flying by us changes from a lush green and abundant scenery of Kerala to a dry and barren landscapes of Tamil Nadu and Andha Pradesh. Our wagon never gets to be overly crowded, although lots of people get off and on the train at every...
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Happiness is Moving Slowly: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part1

October 9, 2008
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Happiness is Moving Slowly: Train Ride from Trivandrum to Hyderabad, Part1

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I take a local bus from the Ashram back to Trivandrum where my train leaves from for Hyderabad the next morning. Every hotel in my price category seems to be booked up and I end up staying in a dingy, cheap joint in a dark alley with...
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