Bangladesh Monsoon Diaries Part 2: Rivers Run Through it

July 5th-7th, 2017 Riding the Rocket from Dhaka to Hularhat; and Mongla, Bangladesh We knew going to Bangladesh at the onset of monsoon season was risky. We researched which parts of the country received the least amount of rain during the monsoon and organized accordingly. This meant that we would be spending our time in … Continue reading Bangladesh Monsoon Diaries Part 2: Rivers Run Through it

Bangladesh Monsoon Diaries Part 1: Dreary Yet Delightful Dhaka

July 1st-4th, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh We had intended to go to Bangladesh on this trip but really didn't even know if that would be possible. While still in India, I called the High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata and was told contradictory information as to what I read on their website. The man told me … Continue reading Bangladesh Monsoon Diaries Part 1: Dreary Yet Delightful Dhaka

Knee-Deep in Shit

June 28th-30th, 2017 Kolkata, West Bengal, India With our visas expiring the first few days of July and the monsoon season having already started, we had reached our final stop in India, eastern India‚Äôs de facto capital city, Kolkata. As an omen of what was to come, our train from Gaya was delayed by over … Continue reading Knee-Deep in Shit

Buddhaland

June 26th-27th, 2017 Gaya, Bihar, India Austin and I had gone to Varanasi's train station before taking our night cruise along the Ganges. The shared tuk-tuk driver, who said he was going to the train station, actually drove us 40 minutes in the wrong direction and still demanded compensation. We did, eventually, make it there … Continue reading Buddhaland

Cremation and Creation

June 23rd-25th, 2017 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Despite the fact that our train was 2-hours late, we still managed to get to Varanasi at our expected arrival time, around 4:30am. We got a tuk-tuk to bring us to our hostel, the beyond wonderful Bunkedup (www.facebook.com/bunkeduphostelvaranasi/). Since it was very early morning, still dark and nothing … Continue reading Cremation and Creation

Rock-Hard Erections

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India June 19th-20th, 2017  At this point we basically had a week-and-a-half left on our Indian visas so we had to act as quickly as possible. After we had finished with the Imambaras in Lucknow, we made our way to the train station. We took a train to Jhansi, which is a smallish … Continue reading Rock-Hard Erections