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International Boho-Chic Designers: Doe Designs // India

[I am so excited to launch this new series of my blog "International Boho-Chic Designers". I have met so many fashion designers and artists on my travels who I buy jewelry, swimsuits, tops, anything from. I love having unique items and I'm creating this section to share them with you.  These are going to be limited to

Udaipur Lake Palace Guide: “India’s Venice”

Udaipur, the Venice of India, is the most romantic city in the subcontinent. I was the loner watching the tourists honeymoon with candlelit dinners all over the city. The Udaipur Lake Palace, now owned by Leela hotel, was once a tourist destination. Due to 2008 Bombay bombings, you have to look at it by boat

First Impressions of Mumbai & Arriving in India

When I arrive in Andheri East, at the most awesome Aussie, Elise’s place (she has a blog too!), it was two or three in the morning. It was my first time in India. This was over a year ago. The roads were empty, I’d paid 5x as much as I should have for a cab,

Tips For Journeying India by Train Solo

Journeying India by train can be fun and safe. First, you have to know how to book your ticket. But then you need to know which class to book. In this article I want to talk about the basics of traveling India by train like how to pre-plan it, the route, and what type of seat

Save Yourself Hassle: Buy a Local SIM Card in India

For my American readers who may not even know what a SIM card is, you should know other countries do not have cell phone plans like ours! Getting a local SIM card in India and having access to the internet will make your trip WAY easier and less stressful. In the US your phone number

15 Tips for Drinking Bhang Lassi in India

Before I tell you my tips on how to drink bhang lassi in India, I want to paint a little picture of Rajasthan... but since there ARE photos in this post (lol) feel free to skip ahead, I suppose. Rajasthan is a very unique state in India. In the desert, with buildings that blend in

The Secrets on How to Finally Prevent Jet Lag

Jet lag used to be my nemesis, but that was before I defeated it! It wasn’t easy. It took almost four years. But now, on year five, when I’ve flown almost 40 hours way too many flights to count, I no longer get these three-day hangovers. I now get only 3 hour jet lag hangovers, which

My Daily Life in Uganda: Terrorism, Corruption, and lots of LOVE.

This post is a little long-winded and touches on probably too many topics to put in one post, but it has been sitting in my draft folder for too long and I know that I'll never get it just right. I've decided to share it with all it's faults- it's a little about the variety