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About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.

India: Pushkar

Pushkar is the holiest city in Rajasthan, and although the ghats and temples didn’t impress us, we had our own spiritual encounter with Swamiji. Pushkar is a small town but it has over 500 temples and attracts a lot of … Continue reading

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India: Jodhpur

Jodhpur went by in a blur. Maybe it was the opium and marijuana lassi I consumed. Jodhpur was a relaxing stop for us. When we arrived, Emily was running a fever, so we spent the day in the hotel. She … Continue reading

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India: Jaisalmer Camel Safari

The two days we spent trekking through the Thar Desert on camel-back and the night we spent sleeping under the stars might be the highlight of our trip to India. The launching point for our camel safari was Jaisalmer, the … Continue reading

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India: Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and one of the most visited cities in India. The city bustles with urban life and the locals are accustomed to taking advantage of the bus loads full of turbaned tourists on 10-day Indian … Continue reading

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India: Agra

It seems like a waste of time posting photos of the most photographed site in India, but here they are. We spent 3 days in Agra checking out the Taj Mahal and other sites. Before this trip, I thought Agra … Continue reading

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India: Ellora and Ajanta Caves

The Ellora and Ajanta Caves are two fabulous sites in Maharashtra, India, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other than some dark passages and bats, there’s very little cave-like about them. They comprise a collection of monasteries and temples carved into … Continue reading

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India: Fun with local transport

We had fun taking local buses and shared jeeps between Aurangabad, Ellora Caves, Ajanta, and Bhusawal. Our first bus experience was awesome and we were naive enough to expect them all to be smooth. We got to the bus depot, … Continue reading

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