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Walking with Elephants: The Amer Fort

I've always been fascinated by animals and nature so any experience to be in close proximity with animals is a welcome one. Elephants in particular, renowned for their strength and intelligence, have always captivated my imagination. While on a visit to the Amer Fort located near Jaipur, India I was able to walk with elephants,… Continue reading Walking with Elephants: The Amer Fort

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Food · India

The Flatbreads of India: Naan, roti, paratha and more

If you happen to be familiar with Indian food, you'll know that food is typically eaten with the right hand, especially through the usage of scooping food with a certain type of bread. What type of bread you'll be using will depend on where in India a certain food is from but what is certain… Continue reading The Flatbreads of India: Naan, roti, paratha and more

Food · India

Scams: Identifying Popular Tricks

I was often warned while in India that Indian people are very clever, by which usually people meant that they were tricky. it was curious to hear people talk about fellow countrymen like that but undoubtedly this is to build some rapport and open up the opportunity to scam you themselves. Now to be fair,… Continue reading Scams: Identifying Popular Tricks

India

Bhangra and Bollywood Dance: India’s love of movement

I'm not much of a dancer, in fact I often refuse to dance because I'm both lazy and not coordinated enough to do it. Yet here in India, dancing and music are an integral part of people's lives. With musical numbers being one of the iconic aspects of India's film industry, Bollywood, people are compelled… Continue reading Bhangra and Bollywood Dance: India’s love of movement