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This little town 26 miles east of Medellín is known for its giant 656-foot-high granite rock, Piedra del Peñol, 2 miles away, that draws rock climbers to the area. But, the town for me was the real reason to come—with … Continue reading

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Jaisalmer: The Golden City

Jaisalmer, known as the Golden City for its gold sandstone walls, is the last western city in Rajasthan state before reaching Pakistan. In previous eras, it was a busy outpost for traders; today, it’s a busy tourist destination for camel … Continue reading

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Jodhpur: The Blue City

Jodphur is known as the Blue City because the Brahmins (upper caste Hindus) in the city paint their house walls blue. The primary sight in the city is Fort Mehrangarh, built in 1459. Besides the fort, the clock tower is … Continue reading

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Udaipur: The White City, “Venice of the East”

Udaipur is a busy, chaotic, tourist-focused city on one hand and a romantic, magical experience on the other. During the day, the constant sound of horns and shouts from people, bikes, motorbikes, tuk-tuks, cars, and cows fighting their way through … Continue reading

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Color Symbolism Around the World

March is a month of color around the world. From South Asia’s Festival of Colors, Holi, to St. Patrick’s Day and the “wearing of the green”, to the first blooms of spring, colors come out this month to bring in new … Continue reading

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