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Weekend MARC service begins Saturday! Here’s where to go!

December 3, 2013
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Weekend MARC service begins Saturday! Here’s where to go!

At long last, the MARC commuter train will begin service this Saturday with a 7:35 a.m. departure¬† from Penn Station to D.C.’s Union Station. The cost is $7 for a one-way ticket. We’ve been looking forward to this day since the MTA announced the new service back in May. This addition has been promised...
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

December 12, 2008
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I only have two and a half days in Kathmandu to get everything ready and organized for my trekking departure into the Himalayas. I decide it’s time to get my hair trimmed and end up in a barber shop with a very skilled Indian barber cutting skillfully...
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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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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

November 23, 2008
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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I meet a family of at least five who live on a big bed outside a shop which sells traditional Indian embroidery. The father is already busy with hand embroidering a piece of fabric in mesmerizing high speed while some of his children are still sleeping and...
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Encounters at Sunrise, Kolkata, Part2

November 19, 2008
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Encounters at Sunrise, Kolkata, Part2

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I get up before sunrise, and am out on the streets taking photos by 6:00am. I encounter a world I would never see, if I got up a couple hours later. At this time of the day there are mostly only men out on the streets. The...
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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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