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Male, Maldives

Day 182: Country #22 Male (pronounced Mal-Lei) is the capital and largest island of the Maldives archipelago, a string of over 1000 islands. I first learned of this tiny island […]

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 179: Country #21 Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka, previously Ceylon, a South Asian island nation that served as a trade link between ancient eastern and western cultures. […]

Chennai, India to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 178: Country #21 The local train back to Chennai airport was relatively straightforward, but I recommend getting on from a station other than Central because it’s much bigger with […]

Chennai, India

Day 177: Country #20 Chennai, aka Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India. The region’s isolation in south India, elaborate shrines and Tamil culture supposedly distinguishes it […]

Hyderabad to Chennai, India

Day 176: Country #20 I woke up super early to wait for the airport bus around the A.C Guards bus stop. As I waited, some tuktuk came up and said […]

Outer Hyderabad, India

Day 175: Country #20 Having seen the older city to the south and the modern tech campuses to the West, I wanted to go north and east, but I didn’t […]

Cyberabad (Hyderabad), India

Day 174: Country #20 Coming from California, I recognized Hyderabad as a popular city for American companies to outsource technical work like software development, IT, and finance. But I didn’t […]

Hyderabad, India

Day 173: Country #20 The bus arrived to Hyderabad in the early morning when there were few vehicles on the road. This allowed me to get off near the city […]

Vizag to Hyderabad, India

Day 172: Country #20 When I booked the train from Kolkata to Vizag, the agent told me that the ticket had a 50% foreigner tax, which really upset me because […]

Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India

Day 171: Country #20 Visakhapatnam is really hard to pronounce so everyone refers to it as Vizag. I chose to come to this somewhat untraveled city because of its position […]