Amazing India! May 18th 2007 I knew the moment I arrived in Manali that I would enjoy my time here. Set in a large valley with snow-capped mountain ranges running adjacent to the town, the scenery around Manali is stunning. When compared to the 110+ temperatures of Delhi, the weather here is awesome. Ranging from low 70's in the day at high 40's at night, it's a great summer mountain climate. The several valleys and peaks ... read more
Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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It feels strange to think that it's been nearly 14 months since I left home in California. Over the course of that time I've had some truly incredible experiences that have touched my life in the most rewarding of ways. It's those special moments when I've witnessed such unabashed warmth and generosity from complete strangers, spent time with other delightful travelers, or when I've just stopped to appreciate how beautiful this world really is. In light of the recent passing away of a good friend from back home, I am once again r... full info